M7.1 quake strikes off Indonesia - USGS


Posted at Dec 11 2012 01:59 AM | Updated as of Dec 11 2012 10:22 AM

LONDON - A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck 147 miles (236 km) northwest of the Tanimbar Islands in Indonesia at 1653 GMT, the US Geological Survey reported on Monday.

No tsunami warning was issued, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said in a statement on its website.

Then USGS said the quake was recorded at a depth of 98 miles (158 km).