A strong magnitude-5.8 earthquake has struck off eastern Indonesia, but no tsunami alert has been issued, Agence France-Presse reported.
The quake struck at 10.29 am (local time), 73 kilometres SE of Sinabang, Indonesia at a depth of 17,9 kilometres, the US Geological Survey said.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre did not issue any alerts following the tremor in the remote region at the eastern end of the Indonesian archipelago between the islands of Timor and New Guinea.
In an initial assessment, the USGS said there was a low likelihood of damage or casualties.
Indonesian officials say they had not received any reports of casualties or damage so far.
"From data, the epicentre is quite a distance from the nearest cities and the intensity of shaking is not destructive," said Suharjono, the technical head of Indonesia's geophysics and meteorology agency.
An AFP correspondent in Dili said no tremor was felt.
Indonesia sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", where tectonic plates collide, causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity.