Earthquake shakes eastern Indonesia

November 28th, 2012 in Earth / Earth Sciences

(AP)—The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake measuring 5.5 magnitude has hit the eastern part of Indonesia. There are no immediate reports of damage.

Indonesian Fauzi says there is no risk of a tsunami.

The U.S. agency says Wednesday's quake was centered 56 kilometers (35 miles) under the sea.

Indonesia's Meteorology and Geophysics Agency initially reported a quake measuring a preliminary 6.3 magnitude that was centered about 157 kilometers (97 miles) northwest of Tual in the southeastern part of Maluku province.

It said the was 12 kilometers (7 miles) deep.

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