6.3-magnitude quake strikes off East Timor

September 16th, 2008 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS  

Jakarta, Sep 16 (DPA) An undersea earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale struck Tuesday evening off East Timor, but there were no reports of injury or damage, Indonesian seismological officials said.The quake struck at 6.15 p.m. (1115 GMT), about 163 km southeast of Dili, the capital of East Timor, according to Indonesia’s National Meteorology and Geophysics Agency.

The epicentre of the quake was about 30 km beneath the seabed but did not trigger a tsunami, the agency said.

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