Friday, August 6, 2010

5.6-magnitude quake strikes Indonesia

Posted: 06 August 2010 1734hrs

JAKARTA : A moderate 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian province of Maluku on Friday, the local Meteorological and Geophysics agency said, but no tsunami warning was issued.

The quake struck at 3:58 pm (0858 GMT), 317 kilometres (196 miles) northwest of Saumlaki at a depth of 10 kilometres, according to the agency.

Indonesia sits on the Pacific "ring of fire", where the meeting of continental plates causes high volcanic and seismic activity. - AFP/ms

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