December 10, 2012 – INDONESIA – A magnitude 7.1 earthquake has struck the Banda Sea region, northwest off the coast of Saumlaki, Indonesia.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) says the quake struck offshore, at 16:53:09 UTC local time and was located at 6.522°S 129.813°E. The quake was reported at a depth of 96 miles (155 kilometers).
The epicenter was 147 miles (236 kilometres) northwest of the city of Saumlaki, Indonesia; 210 miles (338 kilometres) southwest of Tual, Indonesia; 224 miles (361 kilometres) southeast of Ambon, Indonesia; 227 miles (366 kilometres) southeast of Amahai, Indonesia; and 322 miles (519 kilometres) northeast of Dili, East Timor.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has no immediate tsunami warning following the quake, located northwest of Saumlaki, Indonesia. The NOAA website reports the earthquake was located too deep inside the earth to create a tsunami in the Indian Ocean.