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5.9-magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia

world Updated: May 08, 2010 11:37 IST

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit central Indonesia on Saturday, but there was no immediate report of casualties or material damage, Xinhua reported.

The quake struck at 11:22 a.m. local time (0322 GMT), with the epicentre 68 km northwest of Raba regency of West Nusa Tengara province, at a depth of 10 km below seabed, said Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology and Physical Geography Agency (BMG).

Friday, an undersea earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale struck eastern Indonesia, with the epicentre at 246 km southeast of Melonguane town in North Sulawesi province.

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