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Earthquakes shake Indonesia, Philippines; no tsunami threat

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Strong, shallow underwater earthquakes shook western Indonesia.
  • In Indonesia, a magnitude-6.7 quake that was 16 kilometers deep struck.
  • It occurred just before dawn and was centered about 161 kilometres southeast of South Nias.

Strong, shallow underwater earthquakes shook western Indonesia and the Philippines capital region Monday but no serious damage was immediately reported and no tsunami warnings were issued.

In Indonesia, a magnitude-6.7 quake that was 16 kilometers deep struck about 169 kilometers west of Pariaman, a town in West Sumatra province, the US Geological Survey said.

The Indonesian Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said the quake was felt in many parts of the province but there was no danger of a tsunami.

It occurred just before dawn and was centred about 161 kilometres southeast of South Nias, a district in North Sumatra province.

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