Strong quake jolts Indonesia

April 4th, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS  

Jakarta, April 4 (Xinhua) An earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale Saturday jolted the eastern part of Indonesia, the meteorology and disaster management agencies said.
The quake occurred at 0541 GMT, with the epicentre 117 km northeast of North Sulawesi and 10 km under the seabed, an official said. No tsunami warning was issued.

“There is no report of damage or fatality. The people only felt a light shake,” Panji Syahril Maulana of the disaster management agency said.

Indonesia with over 230 million people sits on a vulnerable quake zone called the Pacific Ring of Fire, where the two continental plates meet, which cause frequent seismic and volcanic movements.

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