A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 hit Indonesia's Sulawesi island Monday but there were no immediate reports of any deaths or damage, an official at the national quake agency said. The epicenter of the quake lay at a depth of 33 km (21 miles) and about 96 km (60 miles) southwest of Tolitoli town in Central Sulawesi province, Anas Fauzi, an analyst at the agency in Jakarta, said.
He said no tsunami warning had been issued. Earthquakes are frequent in Indonesia which lies in an area of intense seismic activity where several tectonic plates collide.
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* Monday, October 20, 2008 at 04:54:20 UTC
* Monday, October 20, 2008 at 12:54:20 PM at epicenter
Location 0.104Â°N, 120.687Â°E
Depth 105.4 km (65.5 miles)
Region MINAHASA, SULAWESI, INDONESIA
145 km (90 miles) NE of Palu, Sulawesi, Indonesia
270 km (170 miles) W of Gorontalo, Sulawesi, Indonesia
1605 km (1000 miles) S of MANILA, Philippines
1695 km (1050 miles) ENE of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia
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