6.1 QUAKE SHAKES EASTERN INDONESIA

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JAKARTA: A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit eastern Indonesia on Tuesday but there was no tsunami alert. The quake struck at 7:36 a.m. local time (2236 GMT Monday), 318 kilometers (197 miles) east-northeast of the East Timor capital Dili in the Banda Sea at a depth of 18 kilometers. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue any alerts following the tremor in the remote region at the eastern end of the Indonesian archipelago between East Timor and the Maluku islands.

AFP

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