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Strong Earthquake Strikes off Coast of Eastern Indonesia

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A strong earthquake struck off the coast of eastern Indonesia on Wednesday, causing panic among residents but no destructive tsunami. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-6.9 quake hit 106 kilometers (66 miles) southeast of Amahai, a town on Seram, the biggest island in Maluku province. It said the quake was centered in the Banda Sea at a depth of 33.9 kilometers (21 miles). Wahyu, an official in Indonesia's Meterology, Geophysics and Climatology Agency, said there was...

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