03 September, 2006

Earthquake Shakes Indonesia

A moderate earthquake jolted eastern Indonesia, but there were no reports of damage or casualties, a seismologist said. The temblor did not trigger a tsunami.

The quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 5.1, was centered deep under the Maluku Sea, 86 kilometers (53 miles) northeast of Ambon Island, said Abraham Manusama, a meteorologist in Ambon, the capital of Maluku Province. Manusama said the tremor occurred at 22.33 p.m. local time (1333 GMT Saturday) Saturday.

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