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Strong quake hits deep under sea

October 25, 2009|Times Wire Reports

A magnitude 7 earthquake struck deep under the sea in eastern Indonesia, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

At a depth of 86 miles, the quake was too far below Earth's surface to cause a tsunami, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was 225 miles southeast of Ambon in the Molucca Islands. It came as Indonesia is trying to recover from a quake last month that killed more than 1,000 people on the western island of Sumatra.

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