5.5 tremor rocks eastern Indonesia

June 1st, 2008 - 6:06 pm ICT by admin  

Xinhua
Jakarta, June 1 (Xinhua) An earthquake, measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale, Sunday jolted the eastern regions of Indonesia, the meteorology office said. The quake occurred at 0942 GMT, with the epicentre at Maluku provincial capital of Ambon, some 194 km from the Indonesian capital. No damage or casualties have been reported so far, the agency said.

Indonesia sits on a vulnerable zone called “the Pacific Ring of Fire” where the two continental plates meet. This causes frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
Xinhua

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