Moderate earthquake hits Indonesia, no Tsunami threat to Malaysia

Moderate earthquake hits Indonesia, no Tsunami threat to Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: A moderate earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale was reported to have occurred in Irian Jaya, Indonesia, at 5.36am today.

According to a Malaysian Meteorological Department statement, the quake was centred at 181KM west of Jayapura, Indonesia, at a depth of 63 km.

However, the earthquake did not pose a tsunami threat to Malaysia, the statement said.

Bernama