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Powerful Quake Strikes Indonesia

Unknowncountry sources in Australia report that a powerfulearthquake has struck Indonesia. The quake took place at 4:04 PM PSTand was measured at 6.9 on the Richter scale. Because theepicenter was 8 miles deep, little damage was done on thesurface, but residents of the area were terrified of anothertsunami.

There are no reports of any tsunamis in thearea, and the Indonesian government says that none areanticipated from the quake.

The tremor follows a 5.4 earthquake that struck Tokyo onFebruary 15, and points to the fact that the whole Pacificearthquake zone remains highlyactive since mega-quakes hit first south of Tasmania in theAntarctic Ocean, and then in the Indian Ocean in December.

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