7.1-magnitude quake hits Indonesia's Banda Sea
[Iran Press TV] An earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale has struck Indonesia's Banda Sea, but no tsunami warning was issued.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake hit at 01: 53 a.m. local time (1653 GMT) on Monday, some 215 kilometers (134 miles) northwest of the Tanimbar Islands.

The USGS also added that the quake's epicenter was at a depth of 157 kilometers (96 miles).

Minutes after the earthquake, head of the quake and tsunami unit at the Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency, Suhardjono issued a statement saying that "We have not received any damage report so far."

Posted by: Fred 2012-12-11