Strong Earthquake strikes off Indonesia

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Pastor Dale Morgan

Feb 15, 2010, 6:33:22 PM2/15/10
 Great Earthquakes In Diverse Places

 Strong Earthquake strikes off Indonesia

February 16, 2010 - 9:49AM


A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake has struck off Indonesia's eastern islands but there are no immediate reports of damage and no tsunami warning has been issued, officials say.

The quake struck at 6.51am (0851 AEDT) on Tuesday at a depth of 128km and 295km west of the Tanimbar Islands and 383km east of Dili, East Timor, the US Geological Survey said.

Indonesia sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", where the meeting of continental plates causes high volcanic and seismic activity.

A 7.6-magnitude quake that struck Sumatra island in September killed more than 1,000 people.

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