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5.9 earthquake hits Indonesia

2009-12-23 16:50 BJT

An earthquake has struck Indonesia's Mentawai islands off Sumatra. But no tsunami warning has been issued.

The US Geological Survey said the quake was a magnitude 5.9, and struck 113 kilometers west-southwest of Padang. There were no immediate reports of damage. More than 1,000 people died when a powerful earthquake hit the city of Padang in September.

Indonesia sits in the so-called pacific ring of fire, an area of intense seismic activity in the Pacific Ocean.

An earthquake has struck Indonesia's Mentawai islands off Sumatra. But no tsunami warning has been issued.
An earthquake has struck Indonesia's Mentawai islands off Sumatra. But no 
tsunami warning has been issued.

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