6.2-Magnitude Earthquake Hits North Sulawesi

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    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 jolted North Sulawesi on Saturday, July 10, and no immediate report of damage or casualties has been issued, an official said.

    The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) reported that the quake struck at 7:43 a.m. local time. The epicenter was at 112 km southwest of Melonguane city, Talaud district, with the depth at 10 km under seabed, it said.

    In the hardest hit Sangihe Islands, tremors did not trigger panic among residents, said Rivo Pudihang, head of the district disaster management agency's operation affairs.

    "In some areas here, the jolts were felt, but they were not strong. So far, there are no reports of houses damaged, or people injured or killed by the quake," the official told Xinhua.

    BMKG did not issue any tsunami warning as the earthquake did not potentially trigger giant waves.

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