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Major earthquake hits Indonesia

Posted by Mai on November 17th, 2008
Major earthquake hits Indonesia

Tsunami warning lifted

Agence France-Presse
First Posted 06:33:00 11/17/2008

JAKARTA — A major 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia’s Sulawesi island early Monday, destroying houses and triggering a tsunami warning but there were no reports of fatalities, officials said.

The US Geological Survey (USGS), which initially said the quake had a magnitude of 7.8 before downgrading it to 7.5, said it struck 136 kilometers (84 miles) off the coastal town Gorontalo at a depth of 21 kilometers.

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