The 7.2 magnitude quake struck the Asian island nation at around 9.30am this morning. A huge earthquake has hit close to the surface in Indonesia.
The epicentre was recorded in in the city of Ternate on Halmahera, the largest island in North Maluku – on the eastern side of the country.
It is thought the earthquake struck 10km below the surface, which is relatively shallow.
The closer a quake is to the surface the higher the more its impact will be felt.
There have been no immediate reports of damage or casaulties.
Indonesian authorities issued a tsunami warning at 9.41am before later suggesting a powerful water mass wasn’t likely to hit the coast..