A strong 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit a remote part of eastern Indonesia on Wednesday, the United States Geological Survey said, but there was no tsunami warning.
The underwater quake occurred at a depth of 61 kilometers, about 280 kilometers southwest of the city of Tual in the Maluku province of the archipelago.
The Southeast Asian country is one of the world's most disaster-stricken nations.
In 2018, more than 4,300 people died or were missing in a magnitude 7.5 quake and a subsequent tsunami in Palu on the island of Sulawesi.
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