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Strong quake strikes off eastern Indonesia
2013-08-12 13:26

JAKARTA, Aug. 12 -- An earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale jolted Maluku in eastern parts of Indonesia on Monday, but there was no potential for tsunami, the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said here.

The quake happened at 07:53 a.m. Jakarta time (0053 GMT), and the epicenter, with a depth of 121 km under sea bed, was at 155 km northwest of Maluku Tenggara Barat of Maluku province, an official of the agency told Xinhua over phone.

"We do not issue a tsunami warning. So far there is no report of damages as the center of the quake was deep," he said.

Indonesia sits on a vulnerable quake-prone zone and so called " the Pacific Ring of Fire."

Source:Xinhua Net