An earthquake of magnitude 7.3 occurred in the south of the island of Halmahera. The focus lies at a depth of 10 kilometers. The epicenter was located 160 km from Ternate (Halmahera Island). Earthquakes were felt on a number of islands in Indonesia.
Halmahera, an island in the Malay Archipelago, the largest of the Moluccas, belongs to Indonesia