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article imageAnother strong earthquake with 6.0 magnitude hits Indonesia

By Leo Reyes     Sep 26, 2010 in Environment
Another strong earthquake rocked Indonesia in less than two weeks after a 5.3 magnitude quake rocked the earthquake prone country in Asia.
The latest earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 took place in Indonesia's eastern Aru Island, according to United State Geological Survey (USGS).
The earthquake struck at 9:12 p.m. No tsunami alert was issued by Indonesian authorities. Likewise no report of casualties or damages have been received.
mb.com.ph reports:
“We will continue to monitor” for quake damage, he said, adding that there was no tsunami potential despite the quake occurring offshore.
Meanwhile another earthquake with relatively lesser magnitude hit Mindanao in southern Philippines which is very near Indonesia. The earthquake happened a few hour before the Indonesian quake struck. No casualties have been reported.
Indonesia sits on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” where the meeting of continental plates causes high volcanic and seismic activities, and the archipelago is frequently struck by powerful earthquakes
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