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JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia issued a tsunami warning after a powerful earthquake struck in the Maluku area in the eastern part of the country, the country's meteorology agency said Saturday.
The quake measured magnitude 7.3 and the epicentre was located 209 km (129.9 miles) north west of Saumlaki at a depth of 165 km.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake struck at 11:40 p.m. local time (1440 GMT).
(Reporting by Olivia Rondonuwu; additional reporting by Sandra Maler in Washington; Writing by Ed Davies; Editing by Jon Boyle)

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