27 March, 2018, 12:00 am
WASHINGTON – A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia’s Tanimbar Islands early on Monday, the US Geological Survey said.
The quake, which was initially reported at a magnitude of 6.5, was centred 222 kilometres northwest of Saumlaki in the Tanimbar Islands.
There were no initial reports of injuries or damage and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre did not issue a tsunami alert.
The Banda Sea quake, which struck at a depth of 171.5 kilometres (106.6 miles), was felt in Australia’s northern city of Darwin, according to the country’s weather bureau.