Moderate quake strikes off Sumatra, Indonesia

19:12, January 05, 2011      

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A shallow undersea quake with a magnitude of 5.8 rocked Sumatra island of Indonesia on Wednesday, the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency reported here.

The quake struck at 17:15 p.m. Jakarta time (1015 GMT) with the epicenter at 15 km northwest Pagaiutara of Mentawai island in West Sumatra and at a depth of 13 km under sea bed, the agency said. The US Geological Survey reported the quake at 5.3 on the Richter scale.

Source: Xinhua
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