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10 Dec, 2012 17:23

7.1 magnitude earthquake reported off Indonesia coast

 7.1 magnitude earthquake reported off Indonesia coast

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake has hit 129 miles northwest of the Indonesian city of Saumlaki, according to the US Geological Survey.

The quake was reported at a depth of 96 miles (155 kilometers).According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, the earthquake was "located too deep inside the earth to generate a tsunami." The quake hit shortly before 1700 GMT. No casualties or damage have been reported.Indonesia is located in the Pacific "Ring of Fire," where earthquakes and volcanic activity are common.