Strong earthquake rocks East Timor; no injuries or damage reported

April 19, 2008 07:08

A meteorological official says a powerful earthquake has rocked part of East Timor, causing residents to panic. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The US Geological Survey put Saturday's tremor at a magnitude 6.0, while the Indonesian Geophysics Agency registered a more powerful 6.4. The agencies said it struck 88 kilometers (55 miles) north of the capital, Dili, at a depth of 11 kilometers (7 miles). Witnesses said people fled outdoors in panic.

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