Saturday, June 26, 2010

Strong 6.3 quake hits Indonesia's Java

Strong 6.3 quake hits Indonesia's Java
Posted: 26 June 2010 1843 hrs

JAKARTA - A strong earthquake struck off Indonesia's Java island Saturday but there were no immediate reports of damage and no tsunami warning was issued, seismologists said.

The quake struck at 4:50 pm (0950 GMT), 118 kilometres (73 miles) south west of Tasikmalaya, West Java, at a depth of 34 kilometres, Indonesia's geophysics and meteorological agency said.

The Indonesian agency measured the quake as magnitude 6.3, but the US Geological Survey (USGS) measured it at 5.8.

Indonesia sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," where the meeting of continental plates causes high volcanic and seismic activity. - AFP/vm

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