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7.1-magnitude quake strikes Indonesia


Staff writers
December 10, 2012 — A 7.1-magnitude earthquake has been reported off the coast of Indonesia.


No injuries or damages have been reported following the 7.1-magnitude earthquake
No injuries or damages have been reported following the 7.1-magnitude earthquake

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake struck offshore Tuesday morning, with the epicentre 236 km northwest of the city of Saumlaki. The quake was reported at a depth of 155 km.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said it was not issuing a tsunami warning because the quake was too deep to trigger a tsunami in the Indian Ocean.

The quake hit at 1653 GMT (1:53 a.m. Tuesday local time).

Indonesia is located in the Pacific "Ring of Fire,'' where earthquakes and volcanic activity are common.


With files from The Associated Press

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