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6.1-magnitude quake strikes off E Indonesia

02-16-2011 07:34 BJT

JAKARTA, Feb. 15 (Xinhua) -- A strong earthquake with the magnitude of 6.1 jolted eastern parts of Indonesia on Tuesday, but there was no immediate report of damage or fatality, officials said.

The quake hit at 20:33 p.m. Jakarta time (1333 GMT) with the epicenter at 143 km Poso town of Central Sulawesi province and with the depth at 21 km under earth, an official of the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency told Xinhua by phone.

The intensity of the quake was felt at 4 to 5 MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) in Poso town, the official said.

The USGS also reported on its website that the quake was measured at 6.1 magnitude.

A local Disaster Management and Mitigation Agency official told Xinhua by phone from the province that there was no building damaged or people injured.




Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: Xinhua

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