Moderate earthquake hits Indonesia's Banda sea

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KUALA LUMPUR: A moderate earthquake, measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale, hit the Banda Sea of Indonesia at 5.03 pm today, the Meteorological Department said.

The earthquake occurred 434km southeast of Ambon, Indonesia, and 1,721km southeast of Semporna, Sabah, it said in a statement. 
 
However, there was no threat of a tsunami, it added.  -- BERNAMA 

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