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Moderate quake strikes off Indonesia

A moderate 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia's West Java province today but there were no immediate reports of damage and no tsunami warning was issued, officials said.

world Updated: Nov 18, 2009 08:26 IST

A moderate 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia's West Java province on Wednesday but there were no immediate reports of damage and no tsunami warning was issued, officials said.

The quake struck at 9:17 am (0217 GMT), 214 kilometres (133 miles) southwest of Tasikmalaya at a depth of 66 kilometres (41 miles), the meteorology and geophysics agency said.

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

A 7.6-magnitude quake that struck Sumatra island on September 30 killed more than 1,000 people.