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6.7-magnitude quake strikes Indonesia

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6.7-magnitude quake strikes Indonesia

 An earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale struck Indonesia’s North Sulawesi province, however didn’t set off a tsunami, the nation’s meteorology and geophysics company stated.

The company initially stated the quake’s magnitude was initially measured at 6.9 magnitude, Said Kristyawan, official in cost on the company, informed Xinhua on Monday morning. There was no preliminary reviews of damages or casualties resulted from the earthquake, he stated.

The quake struck at 10.23 p.m. on Sunday with the epicentre on the depth of 117 km below sea mattress, 280 km north Melonguane sub-district of Talaud islands district, the official stated.

“The epicentre is located in the deep sea, hence it did not trigger a tsunami. So far, there were no reports of impact of the quake,” he stated.

The depth of the quake was felt in Tahuna district and Siau island.

Indonesia is incessantly hit by earthquakes because it lies on a susceptible quake-hit zone of “the Pacific Ring of Fire”.

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