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Shallow quake strikes off Indonesia

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  1 Dec 2016 12:00 AM GMT

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

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