The people of Indonesian were hit with a heavy 6.6 magnitude earthquake in the early hours of Monday, no tsunami warning was issued.
The quake hit at a depth of 60 kilometres (40 miles) under the Molucca Sea, some 175 kilometres north northwest of the city of Ternate, according to the USGS.
There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties and Indonesia’s geophysics agency did not issue a tsunami alert.
According to an eye witness identified as Budi said,“We felt the quake and some people got out of their house but there was no real panic. There is no damage in my area.”
Bani Nasution, a man who was in the city of Manado when the quake struck, told AFP: “I ran out of my house and so did other people here, but we’ve all returned to our houses now.”