Magnitude-7.7 earthquake rocks eastern Indonesia - 27 January, 2006

A magnitude-7.7 &to=' target=_blank>earthquake rocked eastern Indonesia early Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There was no danger of tsunami.

The quake struck at 0158 Saturday (1658 GMT Friday) in the Banda Sea, about 195 kilometers (120 miles) south of Ambon city, the USGC said on its Web site. It occurred at a depth of 342 kilometers (212 miles).

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said no destructive tsunami threat existed. There were not immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Ambon is about 2,600 kilometers (1,600 miles) east of the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.

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