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Latest update : 2009-04-04

A 6.5-magnitude quake hit Indonesia's North Sulawesi province just south of the Philippines Saturday but there were no immediate reports of any casualties, officials said. It was recorded at a depth of 10 km under the sea.

AFP - A 6.5-magnitude quake hit Indonesia's North Sulawesi province just south of the Philippines Saturday but there were no immediate reports of any casualties, officials said.
  
The quake struck at 12:31pm (0531 GMT) and was centred 117 kilometres (73 miles) northeast of Melonguane, off the coast of Sulawesi Island, Jakarta's Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said.
  
It was recorded at a depth of 10 kilometres under the sea.
  
"There are no people killed by the quake, but up to 30 houses have been damaged," Eriadi, police chief of the Talaud Islands which lie north of Sulawesi close to the epicentre, told AFP.
  
He said there were no injuries reported.
  
No tsunami warning was issued.
  
The Indonesian archipelago sits on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire where continental plates meet, causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity.
  

Date created : 2009-04-04

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