facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Quake measuring 6.5 detected in Indonesia, but no damage

Sept. 1, 2013 at 2:05 PM   |   Comments

JAKARTA, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- An earthquake with a magnitude 6.5 occurred Sunday in eastern Indonesia but apparently did not cause much damage, officials said.

The quake was detected by the U.S. Geological Survey, which pegged the epicenter at 254 miles east-northeast of Atambua and at a relatively deep 132 kilometers (82 miles) below the surface of the Earth.

"The center of the quake was too deep that the shakes could not be felt," an official with the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency told China's Xinhua news agency. The agency measured the quake at magnitude 6.6.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Source: Ferguson cop beaten before shooting
2
Boko Haram overruns Nigerian police academy
3
Robert Hansen, notorious Alaska serial killer, dead at 75
4
Brady Morton's body discovered three days after Port Huron Float Down
5
Federal judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback