A powerful magnitude 7.3 quake struck eastern Indonesia

A powerful magnitude 7.3 quake struck eastern Indonesia on Monday, U.S. seismologists aforesaid, however no tidal wave warning was issued and there have been no immediate reports of major injury or casualties.

The quake hit at a depth of 208 kilometers (129 miles) south of Ambon island within the Banda ocean at 11:53 civil time, the U.S. earth science Survey aforesaid.

The Pacific tidal wave Warning Center aforesaid there was no threat of a tsunami because the quake was too deep.

The strong temblor came hours after a 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit Papua, also in the eastern part of the Southeast Asian archipelago.

That quake hit about 240 kilometres (150 miles) west of the town of Abepura in Papua province, at a relatively shallow depth of 21 kilometres, according to the USGS.

There were conjointly no immediate reports of casualties once the earthquake.

A shallower six.3-magnitude hit the world last week, however the injury wasn't intensive.

Indonesia experiences frequent unstable and volcanic activity thanks to its position on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", wherever tectonic plates collide.

Last year, a 7.5-magnitude quake and a later tidal wave in Palu on island island killed quite 2,200 with one thousand additional declared missing.

On Dec 26, 2004, a 9.1-magnitude earthquake stricken Aceh province, inflicting a tidal wave and killing quite 170,000.

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