The quake struck at a depth of 46 kilometres in the Banda Sea near the Maluku islands (Source: straitstimes.com)
Jakarta (VNA) - Eight people were hurt and about 120 houses damaged when a 5.5-magnitude earthquake shook eastern Indonesia on January 17.

The earthquake struck at a depth of 46 kilometres at 8:22 am local time in the Banda Sea near the Maluku islands, according to the US Geological Survey.

Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency said there was no tsunami, but that the quake caused the injuries and damage on a small nearby island. No deaths were reported.

Quake-prone Indonesia sits along the Pacific "Ring of Fire", where tectonic plates collide and cause frequent seismic and volcanic activity.-VNA