5.7 Earthquake strikes off Indonesia


Jakarta, Nov 30: A shallow undersea earthquake measuring 5.7 struck eastern parts of Indonesia on Wednesday, the meteorology and geophysics agency said.

However, no tsunami warning was issued yet.

The quake struck at 9.42 a.m. (local time) with epicentre at 86 km northeast Maluku Tenggara Barat and at depth of 10 km under the sea bed, Xinhua news quoted an official.

Indonesia is prone to quake as it is located on vulnerable quake-hit zone called “the Pacific Ring of Fire”.

Meanwhile, no casualties have been reported.

 Wefornews Bureau

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