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Magnitude 6.9 BANDA SEA
Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 14:40:44 UTC

News Release

The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: An earthquake occurred indonesia In Indonesia 232 km (144 miles) north of Saumlaki, Indonesia at 8:40 AM MDT, Oct 24, 2009 (11:40 PM local time in Indonesia). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. There have been no reports of damage.

Felt at Nabire on Papua. Felt (IV) at Nguiu; (III) at Darwin, Howard Springs, Humpty Doo-Macminns Lagoon, Katherine, Palmerston; (II) at Jabiru and Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory; (III) at Kununurra, Western Australia, Australia. Also felt (III) at Dilli, East Timor.

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

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