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Friday, October 16, 2009

Strong earthquake hits Indonesia

Kinda weird why people in the US detected it first.

WASHINGTON: A strong earthquake struck Indonesia early Friday, the US Geological Survey said.

The quake measured 6.1 on the Richter scale, the survey reported. It hit at 2.33am Friday local time (12.33am MYT).

It struck at a depth of six miles and had its epicentre about 135 miles north-northeast of Baubau on Sulawesi and about 1,150 miles east of the capital, Jakarta.

An earthquake of magnitude 7.6 struck off West Sumatra in Indonesia on Sept 30, killing neraly a thousand people and causing massive property damage. -- AP

http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/10/16/nation/20091016111025&sec=nation


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