No tsunami threat to M'sia after quake off Indonesia's Moluccan Sea

    (Updated )

    A strong earthquake, with a magnitude 6.5 on the Richter scale, occurred near Northern Molucca Sea at 1.27 am today, according to the Malaysian Meteorological Department.

    In a statement issued today, it said the epicentre of the quake was 189 km north of Ternate, Indonesia.

    The quake, however, did not pose any tsunami threat to Malaysia, it added.

    - Bernama

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