Shallow quake strikes off Indonesia

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Jakarta, Nov 30 (IANS) A shallow undersea quake of magnitude of 5.7 struck eastern parts of Indonesia on Wednesday, the meteorology and geophysics agency said. No tsunami warning was issued.

The quake struck at 9.42 a.m. (local time) with epicentre at 86 km northeast Maluku Tenggara Barat and at depth of 10 km under the sea bed, Xinhua news quoted an official.

Indonesia is prone to quake as it lies on a vulnerable quake-hit zone called “the Pacific Ring of Fire”. No casualties were reported.



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