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News Release

Magnitude 7.1 CELEBES SEA
Saturday, February 05, 2005 at 12:23:22 UTC

Preliminary Earthquake Report
U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver

The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: A major earthquake occurred IN THE CELEBES SEA, about 215 km (130 miles) southeast of Zamboanga, Mindanao, Philippines or 465 km (290 miles) north-northwest of Manado, Sulawesi, Indonesia at 5:23 AM MST, Feb 5, 2005 (8:23 PM local time in Celebes Sea). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. No reports of damage have been received at this time, and because of the depth of this earthquake (500 km or 310 miles), no significant damage is expected.

Two people killed in Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia. Felt at Kota Kinabalu and Tawau, Malaysia. Felt (III PIVS) at Davao and General Santos, Mindanao, Philippines.


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