A magnitude-5.6 earthquake occurred in the Molucca Sea at 20:34 on October 1, 2021. The epicenter was about 131 km (81 miles) west of Ternate, North Maluku Province, Indonesia. The tremor occurred at a depth of about 38 km (23 miles), and light shaking was probably felt throughout eastern North Sulawesi and western North Maluku provinces. There have been no initial reports of damage or casualties due to the earthquake, and significant damage is unlikely. It could take several hours until authorities can conduct comprehensive damage assessments, especially in remote areas. Light aftershocks are likely over the coming days. The event has not prompted any tsunami advisories.
Officials may temporarily shut down transportation infrastructure in the tremor zone to check for damage. Minor disruptions could occur during shutdowns, but service will likely resume quickly if no damage is found. Utility outages are possible, particularly near the earthquake’s epicenter.
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