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Strong earthquake hits eastern Indonesia, no tsunami alert

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Strong earthquake hits eastern Indonesia, no tsunami alert

2010-10-12 17:40:30 GMT+7 (ICT)

JAKARTA (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck south of West Papua province in eastern Indonesia on late Monday afternoon, seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued.

The 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck about 149 kilometers (92 miles) from Tual, the capital the Maluku Tenggara regency in Maluku province. It struck about 10 kilometers (6 miles) deep, making it a shallow earthquake, according to the country's seismological agency.

No tsunami warning was issued following the earthquake.


-- © BNO News All rights reserved 2010-10-12

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