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7.1-magnitude quake reported off Indonesia

12:37 PM, Dec 10, 2012   |    comments
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JAKARTA, Indonesia  --  A 7.1-magnitude earthquake has been reported off the coast of Indonesia.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake struck offshore, with the epicenter 147 miles (236 kilometers) northwest of the city of Saumlaki. The quake was reported at a depth of 96 miles (155 kilometers).

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has no immediate tsunami warning.

The quake hit shortly before 1700 GMT.

Indonesia is located in the Pacific "Ring of Fire," where earthquakes and volcanic activity are common.

The Associated Press

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