6.6-magnitude Quake Shakes Indonesia

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MEDAN, Indonesia, Sept. 6 (UPI) — A 6.6-magnitude earthquake rattle Indonesia early Tuesday, seismic monitors said.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake occurred at a depth of 68.4 miles in northern Sumatra at 12:55 a.m. local time.

It was centered 62 miles southwest of Medan, 73 miles west of Pematangsiantar, 99 miles north-northwest of Sibolga and 875 miles northwest of Jakarta.

There were no immediate reports of any damage.

The Jakarta Post had reported a 6.8-magnitude quake had struck the country last Tuesday without producing casualties or damage.

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