October 12, 2012 – A 6.7 Magnitude Earthquake Struck Eastern Indonesia: A strong earthquake jolted eastern Indonesia on Friday, sending panicked people running out of their houses and buildings, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
Indonesia’s meteorology and geophysics agency said there was no danger of a tsunami, but the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was a “very small possibility” for a tsunami near the epicenter.
The US Geological Survey says the quake measured magnitude 6.7 and was centered 108km north of Dobo on Aru island chain of the provincial capital of Maluku, at a depth of 24 kilometers.
Victor Siahaya, a resident in Dobo, a closest village to the epicenter said that strong earthquake shook everything at his house, forcing him and his family run.
It was 9:31AM at the epicenter and 12:31AM in London (GMT). The quake occurred at a depth of 25 kilometers (15 miles) and was situated 915 kilometers (569 miles) NNE of Darwin, Australia (see map). (Credits: Narrative – AP and W.G. Foster, Map – Google).
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