Strong quake hits eastern Indonesia

August 3, 2010 12:00 am

, JAKARTA, Aug 3 – An undersea 6.3-magnitude earthquake rattled eastern Indonesia on Tuesday, but there was no tsunami warning and no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The quake struck at a depth of 42 kilometres (26 miles), the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, shortly after 8:00 pm (1200 GMT).

The epicentre was 132 kilometres from Ternate, in the Moluccas, and 161 kilometres from Manado on Sulawesi island.

USGS originally put the quake at magnitude 6.5 and at a depth of 87 kilometres.



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