Magnitude 6.5 quake reported near Kairatu, Indonesia

A map of the shaking intensity of a magnitude 6.5 earthquake in Indonesia
A map shows the shaking intensity of a magnitude 6.5 earthquake Wednesday near Kairatu, Indonesia.
(Los Angeles Times)

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake was reported Wednesday afternoon at 4:46 p.m. Pacific time four miles from Kairatu, Indonesia, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 22 miles from Ambon, Indonesia, and 37 miles from Amahai, Indonesia.

In the last 10 days, there have been two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.


The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.3 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.

Find out what to do before, and during, an earthquake near you by reading our five-step earthquake preparedness guide.

This story was automatically generated by Quakebot, a computer application that monitors the latest earthquakes detected by the USGS. A Times editor reviewed the post before it was published. If you’re interested in learning more about the system, visit our list of frequently asked questions.