An earthquake, measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale, rocked East Nusa Tenggara province, in central parts of Indonesia, but no tsunami alert was issued, the meteorology and geophysics agency said.
The quake jolted at 22:35 p.m. Jakarta time (1635 GMT), with epicentre at 125 km north-west of Manggarai of the province, and with the depth at 599 km under the sea bed, official in charge at the agency, Widyatmoko, noted.
The quake, however, did not trigger a potential for tsunami, he said.
"Accordingly, we did not publish a warning for any tsunami. The centre is located very deep," he told Xinhua by phone.
Indonesia is prone to earthquake, as it lies on a vulnerable quake-hit zone, so called "the Pacific Ring of Fire."
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK