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Moderate 5.1-magnitude quake hits Indonesia: USGS

A 5.1-magnitude quake struck the Indonesian island of Flores today, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

world Updated: Jun 04, 2009 11:24 IST
AFP

A 5.1-magnitude quake struck the Indonesian island of Flores today, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

The moderate quake hit at 02:16 am (2346 IST Wednesday), 65 km northeast of the city of Ende at a depth of 15 km, the USGS said.

The Indonesian archipelago sits on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” where the meeting of continental plates causes frequent volcanic and seismic activity.

First Published: Jun 04, 2009 11:23 IST