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Indonesia Earthquake
Released: 6/17/1996

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A preliminary magnitude 7.5 earthquake occurred in Indonesia, in the Flores Sea, Mon., June 17, 1996, at 6:22 p.m. local time in Indonesia (7:22 a.m. EDT), according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred about 1,090 miles east of Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia. The earthquake’s epicenter was deep, about 350 miles below the ocean bottom.

The USGS did not receive any early reports of damage. No tsunami warning was issued.


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