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Moderate quake strikes off Indonesia

A moderate 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia's Java Island today but there were no immediate reports of damage and no tsunami warning was issued, seismologists said.

world Updated: May 19, 2010 07:34 IST

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A moderate 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia's Java Island on Wednesday but there were no immediate reports of damage and no tsunami warning was issued, seismologists said.

The quake struck at 7:13 am (0013 GMT), 36 kilometres (22 miles) northwest of Ujung Kulon, West Java, at a depth of 10 kilometres, the geophysics and meteorological agency said.

"The shaking was felt in many areas, including Jakarta, but the quake was not damaging," agency technical head Suharjono told AFP.

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

First Published: May 19, 2010 07:33 IST

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