6.2 scale earthquake shakes Indonesia

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Jakarta, Feb 16: Eastern Indonesia experienced an earthquake of 6.2 magnitude on Tuesday, Feb 16, the U.S Geological Survey said.

However, no casualties or damages were reported in the quake which struck 185 miles (295 kilometers) west—north—west of the Tanimbar Islands at around 7 a.m. local time, at a depth of 80 miles (128 kilometers.)

Victor Sardinia, a geophysicist from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii, dismissed fear of tsunami as the quake was too small to create such devastation.

Sitting above a series of faults, Indonesia is one of the most earthquake-prone places in the world.

On Sep 30, 2009, the vast island nation lost hundreds of lives, while hundreds of homes and buildings were toppled when it was hit by an earthquake of 7.6 magnitude.

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