Sunday, July 01, 2007

Strong Earthquake Strikes Indonesia

An undersea earthquake with a 6.3 magnitude jolted Indonesia's eastern Moluccas chain on Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of any deaths or damage, a meteorological agency official said.

The epicenter of the quake lay in the sea at a depth of 64 miles, and 220 kilometers northwest of the town of Saumlaki in the Moluccas, Setiyono, an analyst with the meteorology and geophysics agency, said.

He said no tsunami warning had been issued.

Source: MSNBC