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    Indonesia earthquake: 6.8-magnitude quake jolts Talaud Islands near Philippines

    Indonesia earthquake: 6.8-magnitude quake jolts Talaud Islands near Philippines

    Indonesia earthquake: 6.8-magnitude quake jolts Talaud Islands near Philippines
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    By CNBCTV18.com  IST (Updated)

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    According to European Mediterranean Seismological Centre, the quake occurred in the sea at a depth of 122 km.

    A 6.8 magnitude earthquake jolted the Talaud Islands in Indonesia on Thursday, reports said. According to European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), The Independent reported, the quake occurred in the sea at a depth of 122 km.
    The EMSC had earlier said that quake was measured at 7.2 on the Richter scale. A witness was quoted as saying, "
    There were no reports of loss of life so far.
    Just a few days back, an earthquake of magnitude 6.2 struck West Sulawesi, Indonesia killing 96 people and displacing over 70,000.
    Meanwhile, AP reported that a powerful earthquake shook parts of the southern Philippines on Thursday night, but authorities said it was too deep to cause major damage and no tsunami warning was issued.
    The quake measured a preliminary 7.0 magnitude and was located 95.8 kilometers (60 miles) below the sea and about 210 kilometers (130 miles) southeast of Pondaguitan in Davao Occidental province, the US Geological Survey said.
    The earthquake was felt in nearby cities and provinces in the region, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.
    The USGS said there was a low likelihood of casualties or damage. The US Tsunami Warning System said there was no tsunami threat. Deep earthquakes generally cause less damage on the Earth's surface.
    The southern Davao region has been battered by powerful earthquakes set off by local fault lines in recent years.
    With inputs from agencies
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