6.2-magnitude quake jolts Indonesia, no potential for tsunami

Jakarta: A 6.2-magnitude earthquake jolted Indonesia’s East Java province on Tuesday, but there was no potential for a tsunami.

According to the national meteorological, climatological and geophysical agency, the earthquake occurred at 1.07 p.m. with the epicentre situated 284 km southwest of Jember Regency and at a depth of 10 km under the seabed, Xinhua news reported.

The tremors of the quake did not have the potential to trigger giant waves, it said.

–IANS

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