January 14, 2017 / 12:13 PM / 9 months ago

Magnitude 5.6 earthquake hits off Indonesia's Maluku islands: USGS

(Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 struck off Indonesia’s Maluku archipelago on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The quake was recorded 120 km (75 miles) west-northwest of the island of Ternate at 1141 GMT, at a depth of about 23 km, according to the USGS website.

Writing by Andrew Heavens

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