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Magnitude 5.0 earthquake shakes eastern Indonesia

No immediate reports of casualties, say officials

Mahmut Atanur   | 30.04.2020
Magnitude 5.0 earthquake shakes eastern Indonesia

JAKARTA

A magnitude 5.0 earthquake jolted Indonesia's North Sulawesi province Thursday, according to the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG). 

BMKG said the earthquake’s epicenter was 66 kilometers (41 miles) northeast of Melonguane district in the Talaud Islands.

The quake occurred 21 kilometers (13 miles) below the surface, it added.

There were no immediate reports of casualties, said officials.

*Writing by Fahri Aksut

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