Indonesia, which is located in the seismically active “Pacific Ring of Fire”, has repeatedly suffered from powerful earthquakes that may trigger tsunamis.
An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 struck near Kepulauan Babar region in Indonesia, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).
The quake, which was registered at 13:53 UTC, occurred at a depth of 112 km 345 kilometres of Tual with a population of 39,600, the EMSC added.
According to the Indonesia Tsunami Service Provider, the earthquake is not capable of generating a tsunami affecting the Indian Ocean region.
No injuries or damage has so far been reported.