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UPDATE - Indonesia lifts tsunami warning after quake

UPDATE - Indonesia lifts tsunami warning after quake
Epicenter of 7.1-magnitude earthquake was 134 kilometers northwest of Jailolo, North Maluku, at depth of 10 kilometers

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By Mahmut Atanur

JAKARTA (AA) - Indonesian authorities lifted a tsunami warning hours after a powerful magnitude-7.1 earthquake rattled North Maluku province early Friday.

According to the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), in the last eight hours since it struck, 13 earthquakes of magnitude 5 to 6.1 occurred across the region.

Two hours after the massive earthquake, BMKG announced that the tsunami warning had been lifted.

The quake's epicenter was 134 kilometers (83 miles) northwest of the town of Jailolo, North Maluku, at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles).

There were no immediate reports of casualties.

*Writing by Havva Kara Aydin

source: News Feed
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