A major 7.3 earthquake was reported at 10.31 local time Saturday morning by the Hawaii based USGS in the Molucca Sea in Indonesia.
Initially a threat of Tsunami was possible for Indonesia and the Pacific Ocean. This threat was later eliminated.
Location of the quake Distances
154 km (95 mi) NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia
155 km (96 mi) ENE of Bitung, Indonesia
155 km (96 mi) NW of Ternate, Indonesia
167 km (103 mi) W of Tobelo, Indonesia
1070 km (663 mi) SW of Koror Town, Palau
Tourism is an important income for this remote region and is loved by nature lovers from around the globe