5.2-magnitude quake hits 151 km WNW of Tobelo, Indonesia -- USGS

BEIJING3 (Xinhua): An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2 jolted 151 km WNW of Tobelo, Indonesia at 0626 GMT on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said.

The epicentre, with a depth of 38.7 km, was initially determined to be at 2.25 degrees north latitude and 126.75 degrees east longitude.

No tsunami warning was issued as the tremors would not trigger giant waves, it added.

Indonesia, an archipelagic nation made of thousands of islands, has been frequently hit off by earthquakes for its position on a vulnerable quake-jolted area called "the Pacific Ring of Fire."

A magnitude 5.6 earthquake on Nov. 21 killed at least 331 people and injured nearly 600 in West Java’s Cianjur city. It was the deadliest in Indonesia since a 2018 quake and tsunami in Sulawesi killed about 4,340 people.

In 2004, an extremely powerful Indian Ocean quake set off a tsunami that killed more than 230,000 people in a dozen countries, most of them in Indonesia’s Aceh province. - Xinhua

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