Saturday, January 24, 2009

Earthquake hits Timor region

HONG KONG, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale occurred in Timor region at 9:52 Saturday (0152 GMT Saturday), according to a bulletin released by the Hong Kong Observatory.

The epicenter was initially determined to be 8.4 degrees south latitude and 125.1 degrees east longitude, about 620 kilometers south-southwest of Ambon, Indonesia.

There were no reports of casualties or damage so far.


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