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Strong quake jolts Indonesia

world Updated: May 16, 2010 08:18 IST
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An undersea earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale jolted the eastern parts of Indonesia on Sunday, but there was no damage or casualty, Xinhua reported.

The quake occurred at 7.33 am, with the epicentre at 128 km southwest of Manado, the capital of Sulawesi province, and at a depth of 103 km under the seabed, the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said. It however did not issue a tsunami warning.

Indonesia sits on a vulnerable quake-hit zone called the Pacific Ring of Fire, where two continental plates meet, causing frequent seismic movements.

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