The quake, which struck at 8.24 a.m, had its epicentre 250 km from Kepulauan Baratdaya Regency, Maluku province, 367 km from Maluku's capital Ambon. It had a depth of 40 km under the sea, Xinhua reported.
The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake measured 6.3 on the a Richter scale.
There was no potential of the quake generating a tsunami, the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics added.
--IANS (Posted on 01-12-2013)