Earthquake shakes eastern Indonesia; no immediate damage reported

The Associated Press

JAKARTA, Indonesia - The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake measuring 5.5 magnitude has hit the eastern part of Indonesia. There are no immediate reports of damage.

Indonesian seismologist Fauzi says there is no risk of a tsunami.

The U.S. agency says today's quake was centred 56 kilometres under the sea.

Indonesia's Meteorology and Geophysics Agency initially reported a quake measuring a 6.3 magnitude that was centred 157 kilometres northwest of Tual in the southeastern part of Maluku province.

It said the epicentre was 12 kilometres deep.