7.7 quake shakes Indonesia

A 7.7 earthquake rattled eastern Indonesia early Saturday morning. Officials there reported no threat of a tsunami.

BY HEATHER MOYER | BALTIMORE | January 27, 2006


A 7.7 earthquake rattled eastern Indonesia early Saturday morning. Officials reported no threat of a tsunami.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake happened early Saturday morning, local time, in the Banda Sea some 120 miles from the nearest land. The quake happened at a depth of more than 210 miles below the surface.

According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, after this earthquake "No destructive tsunami threat exists in the Pacific or elsewhere based on historial earthquake and tsunami data."

On Dec. 26, 2004, a massive earthquake triggered a deadly tsunami in the Indian Ocean. Hundreds of thousands of people perished from huge waves in Thailand, India and Indonesia.


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