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Earthquake Strikes Indonesia

An earthquake today struck Kepulaun Kai, Indonesia. The preliminary magnitude was 5.6, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Details from the USGS:


Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 10:45:21 UTC

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 07:45:21 PM at epicenter

Location: 5.163°S, 133.574°E

Depth: 9.9 km (6.2 miles)

Distances from epicenter:

98 km (60 miles) NW of Dobo, Kepulauan Aru, Indonesia

340 km (211 miles) WSW of Enarotali, Papua, Indonesia

396 km (246 miles) NE of Saumlaki, Kepulauan Tanimbar, Indonesia

862 km (535 miles) NNE of DARWIN, Northern Territory, Australia

This page will be updated if the event proves significant.

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