Two moderate quakes hit Indonesia

14:23, March 04, 2010      

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Two quakes measuring 5.3 and 5.2 on the Richter scale rocked Western Java and North Sulawesi province of Indonesia on Thursday morning, according to the country's Meteorology and Geophysics.

The 5.3 quake struck at 02:34 a.m. Jakarta time Thursday (1934 GMT Wednesday) and with epicenter at 121 km southwest Ujungkulon of Banten province and with the depth at 30 km, the agency said.

About one hour later, the other quake jolted with epicenter at 45 km southeast Melonguane of North Sulawesi province and with the depth at 13 km, it said.

Indonesia sits on a vulnerable uake-hit zone called "the Pacific Ring of Fire".

Source: Xinhua
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