Text Version
RSS Feeds
Newsletter
Home Forum Photos Features Newsletter Archive Employment
About US Help Site Map
SEARCH   About US FAQ Site Map Site News
  SERVICES
  -Text Version
  -RSS Feeds
  -Newsletter
  -News Archive
  -Give us feedback
  -Voices of Readers
  -Online community
  -China Biz info
  What's new
 -
 -
Powerful earthquake rocks Timor Leste
+ -
10:21, December 07, 2008

 Related News
 Earthquake hits Timor Leste
 Powerful quake hits Timor Leste
 Timor Leste mulls joining ASEAN military exercises
 Timor Leste PM Xanana to visit Indonesia
 Timor Leste: Attack on Horta no link with Indonesian gov't
 Comment  Tell A Friend
 Print Format  Save Article
An earthquake of 6.2 magnitude hit off Timor Leste's coast Saturday, with no reports of injuries or damage, the U.S. geological agency said.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake struck 160 km northwest of the capital, Dili at a depth of 408.3 km beneath the Banda Sea at 6:55 pm (1055 GMT).

Timor Leste is located on the Pacific Ring of Fire, where continental plates meet, causing seismic and volcanic activity.

Seven minutes before the earthquake, a rock of 5.0 magnitude hit Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Source: Xinhua



  Your Message:   Most Commented:
China postpones summit with EU due to French leader's planned meeting with Dalai Lama 
Two Chinese sue Apple for patent infringement 
Is Obama going to reshape the American image? 
Russia, Venezuela to hold joint naval maneuvers
Tensions high in Gaza city

|About Peopledaily.com.cn | Advertise on site | Contact us | Site map | Job offer|
Copyright by People's Daily Online, All Rights Reserved

http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90777/90851/6548446.pdf