KUALA LUMPUR: A moderate earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale hit Java, Indonesia, at 8.26am Monday (Jan 17).

According to a statement from the Malaysian Meteorological Department, the epicentre of the quake was located 160km south-west of Sukabumi, Indonesia, at a depth of 78km.

However, it did not pose a tsunami threat to Malaysia, the statement said. -Bernama