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6.2 scale earthquake shakes eastern Indonesia

The U.S Geological Survey says a strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake has rattled eastern Indonesia. There are no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

It says the quake struck 185 miles (295 kilometers) west—north—west of the Tanimbar Islands at around 7 a.m. local time on Tuesday at a depth of 80 miles (128 kilometers.)

Victor Sardinia, a geophysicist from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii, said the quake was too small to create a tsunami risk.

Indonesia sits above a series of faults that make the vast island nation one of the most earthquake-prone places in the world.

A magnitude 7.6 earthquake off West Sumatra on Sept. 30 and killed hundreds of people and toppled hundreds of homes and buildings.


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