No immediate damage or loss of life was recorded, and no tsunami threat was indicated in the quake.
Authorities said the quake struck at a depth of 33.9km – tsunami warning centres in Indonesia said there was no potential for the quake to trigger a tsunami.
“People were panicked and ran outside and stayed on the streets,” he said.
Indonesia sits on the Pacific “Ring of Fire” where tectonic plates collide, causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity in the region.
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