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Strong, deep earthquake shakes area off Indonesia; no damage

AP  |  Jakarta 

A strong located far below the Earth's surface shook an area in Indonesia's Flores Sea, causing shaking on land but no damage, officials said.

The US Geological Survey said the quake yesterday had a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 and was located 109 kilometers northwest of the village of in at a depth of 539 kilometers. Deep earthquakes generally cause less damage.

The said the was felt widely, including on where more than 400 died in a magnitude 7 quake earlier this month. It said no damage was reported and the quake didn't have the potential to cause a tsunami.

is prone to earthquakes because of its location on the "Ring of Fire," an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the

In December 2004, a massive magnitude 9.1 off Sumatra in western triggered a tsunami that killed 230,000 people in a dozen countries.

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First Published: Sat, August 18 2018. 09:25 IST