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Moderate quake hits eastern Indonesia: USGS

A moderate 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Indonesia today, the US Geological Survey said.

world Updated: Aug 02, 2009 07:16 IST

A moderate 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Indonesia today, the US Geological Survey said.

The quake hit at 06:00 am (0330 IST Sunday) around 120 kilometres (75 miles) north-northwest of Kupang, Timor, the USGS said.

It was measured at a depth of 120km.

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