Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits eastern Indonesia; no immediate reports of casualties or damage

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JAKARTA, Indonesia - The U.S Geological Survey says a strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake has rattled eastern Indonesia. There are no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
It says the quake struck 185 miles (295 kilometres) west-north-west of the Tanimbar Islands at around 7 a.m. local time on Tuesday at a depth of 80 miles (128 kilometres.)
Victor Sardinia, a geophysicist from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii, said the quake was too small to create a tsunami risk.
Indonesia sits above a series of faults that make the vast island nation one of the most earthquake-prone places in the world.
A magnitude 7.6 earthquake off West Sumatra on Sept. 30 and killed hundreds of people and toppled hundreds of homes and buildings.

Organizations: Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

Geographic location: Indonesia, JAKARTA, Hawaii West Sumatra

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