5.9-magnitude earthquake hits Central Indonesia

12:48, May 08, 2010      

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A 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit Central Indonesia's West Nusa Tenggara province on Saturday, but there was no immediate report of casualties or material damage.

According to the website of Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology and Physical Geography Agency (BMG), the quake struck at 11:22 a.m. local time (0322 GMT), with the epicenter at 8.09 degrees southern latitude and 118.27 degrees eastern longitude, 68 km in the northwest of Raba regency of West Nusa Tengara province, at a depth of 10 km below sea bed.

BMG had not issue tsunami alert for the quake.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:梁军)

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