Strong earthquake shakes eastern Indonesia

A strong earthquake has jolted parts of eastern Indonesia, but there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Indonesia's meteorology and geophysics agency said there was no danger of a tsunami, but the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said there was a "very small possibility" of a tsunami near the epicentre.

The US Geological Survey said the quake on Friday measured magnitude 6.7 and was centred 108 kilometres north of Dobo on Aru island chain of the provincial capital of Maluku. It was at a depth of 24km.

Indonesia, the world's largest archipelago nation, is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the Pacific ring of fire, an arc of volcanoes and fault lines.