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Strong quake rocks eastern Indonesia

A powerful undersea earthquake rocked Indonesia's eastern coast , causing residents to panic.

india Updated: Mar 14, 2006 14:04 IST

A powerful undersea earthquake rocked Indonesia's eastern coast on Tuesday, causing residents to panic, the US Geological survey and witnesses said.



There were no immediate reports of damage or tsunami.

The 6.8-magnitude quake was around 93 kilometres west of Ambon, the capital of Maluku province, the survey said on its Website.

It was around 40 kilometres under the Banda Sea, it said.

Residents in Ambon fled homes and offices when the quake struck, witnesses said.

First Published: Mar 14, 2006 14:04 IST