Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Earthquake Updates (April 27, 2011) - - One Km Deep 5.6-magnitude Tremor Struck East Timor, Indonesia: USGS Reported

JAKARTA, Indonesia - - According to U.S. Geological Survey (USGS); an earthquake of 5.6 magnitude struck East Timor today (Wednesday/April 27) morning.

The earthquake was measured just one Km deep and epicentre was determined to be  45 kilometers (28 miles) south of the capital Dili, USGS further reported. 

East Timor sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", where the meeting of continental plates causes high volcanic and seismic activity, and the archipelago is frequently struck by powerful earthquakes.

No tsunami warning has been issue and no immediate reports of damage are available.

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