An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale shook West Southeast Maluku (MTB) District, Maluku Province, on Monday at 12.15 am Western Indonesian Time (WIB).

The quake's epicenter was located at 78.33 degrees southern latitude and 129.30 degrees eastern longitude, or 235 km northwest of Saumlaki, at a depth of 110 km below sea level, Benny Sipolo, head of the Ambon geophysics station, said here on Monday.

There was no immediate report of damage in the disaster, which did not have potential to cause a tsunami.

Last Friday, a 5.3-magnitude earthquake hit the district. (*)