Moderate quake strikes off Sumatra, Indonesia

14:34, March 17, 2010      

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A moderate earthquake measuring 5. 5 on the Richer scale rocked waters off Bengkulu province of Sumatra island, Indonesia on Wednesday, according to the country's Meteorology and Geophysics Agency.

The quake occurred at 11:46 a.m. Jakarta time (0446 GMT) with epicenter at 64 km northwest Bintuhan town of the province and the depth at 26 km under sea bed, official of the agency Rudi Teguh told Xinhua.

The intensity of the quake was felt at 3 to 4 MMI (Modified Mercally Intensity) at Benbgkulu the capital of the province and 2 to 3 MMI in Kerphiang town of the province, he said.

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