7.1 quake hits eastern Indonesia
- Published: 11 Dec 2012 at 00.46
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A major 7.1-magnitude earthquake shook eastern Indonesia's Maluku islands Tuesday but there was no tsunami alert, the US Geological Survey said.
A cargo ship is anchored off the bay of Ambon, in the Indonesian Maluku Islands. A 7.1 earthquake shook eastern Indonesia's Maluku islands Tuesday, but there was no tsunami alert, the US Geological Survey said.
The quake hit at 1653 GMT some 365 kilometres (226 miles) south-southeast of Ambon in the Maluku islands at a relatively deep 157 kilometres, it said, revising its strength down slightly from an initial measurement of 7.2.
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