Quake of magnitude 6.7 hits eastern Indonesia

ByREUTERS
October 12, 2012 03:43

SYDNEY - An earthquake measuring 6.7 magnitude hit eastern Indonesia near the Aru islands on Friday, said the US Geological Survey.

The quake, which was originally measured at 6.9, struck at a depth of 33 km (20 miles), 80 km (50 miles) north-northwest of Dobo on the Aru islands, said the USGS.

The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said a destructive widespread tsunami was not likely to be generated by the earthquake, but that there was a small possibility of a local tsunami.

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