Earthquake Hits Indonesia

An earthquake has struck the Flores Region of Indonesia. The preliminary magnitude was 5.8, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. No tsunami is expected to be produced by the temblor. Details from the USGS:


June 27, 2011 at 16:47:13 UTC

June 28, 2011 at 12:47:13 AM at epicenter

Location: 8.988 S, 122.490 E

Depth: 116.2 km (72.2 miles)

Distances from epicenter:

94 km (58 miles) E of Ende, Flores, Indonesia

177 km (109 miles) NW of Kupang, Timor, Indonesia

342 km (212 miles) W of DILI, Timor-Leste

990 km (615 miles) WNW of DARWIN, Northern Territory, Australia

This article will be updated if the event proves significant.

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