Moderate earthquake detected in southern Maluku Sea, Indonesia

KUALA LUMPUR: A moderate earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale was detected in the southern Maluku Sea, Indonesia, at 4.31 am today.

The Department of Meteorology Malaysia (MetMalaysia), in a statement today, stated that the earthquake occurred 179 kilometres (km) south of Tomohon, Indonesia, at a depth of 72km.

However, it posed no tsunami threat to Malaysia. -Bernama