Moderate earthquake hits Indonesia

10:21, March 14, 2010      

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An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale hit Indonesia late Saturday, according to a release by the Hong Kong Observatory.

The quake, which occurred at 11:05 p.m. HK time (1505 GMT), was initially determined to be in Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, 1.3 degrees North latitude and 97.1 degrees East longitude, about 310 km southwest of Medan, Indonesia.

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