Strong earthquake shakes Indonesia

February 12th, 2009 - 3:04 am ICT by IANS  

Washington, Feb 12 (DPA) An earthquake with a magnitude of at least seven on the Richter scale shook the northern portion of Indonesia’s Sulawesi island Wednesday.
The quake at a depth of 35 km near the Talaud islands between Sulawesi and the southern Philippines occurred at 1734 GMT, the US Geological Survey said.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said no major tsunamis were expected but that such waves were possible within 100 km of the epicentre. It said the quake had a magnitude of 7.4.

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