The quake was registered at 11:25 GMT. The epicentre of the earthquake was recorded at a depth of 10 kilometres (6.2 miles).
There have been no immediate reports about damage or casualties due to the earthquake and no tsunami threat has been reported.
BREAKING: A moderately strong shallow Magnitude 5.5 earthquake hits Banda Sea, Indonesia this Thursday evening. ☹️— Matthew S. Cuyugan (@MatthewSCuyugan) January 2, 2020
Tsunami is NOT expected.
Time: 07:25:04 p.m. (GMT+8)
Coordinates: 5.73°S, 124.99°E
Location: 320 km. NNW of Dili, Timor-Leste
Depth: 10 km.
Source: USGS pic.twitter.com/zwEHqzEIVM
In November last year, two earthquakes were registered in Indonesia of 7.4 magnitude on 14 November and 6.1 magnitude on 23 November. No casualties or destruction have been reported.
Indonesia is part of the "Pacific Ring of Fire," a major area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean, which is a seismic zone, known for its powerful earthquakes.