5.3 magnitude quake jolts western Java

14:47, June 17, 2011      

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A 5.3-magnitude earthquake hit off Ujungkulon, Banten, located on western Java island at 8.15 a.m. on Friday, the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency said.

The quake's epicenter was 10 kilometers deep at a location of 76 kilometers northwest of Ujungkulon. The tremor was felt in Banten and Lampung in Sumatra island.

There were no reports of injuries or damages. No tsunami warning was issued.

Indonesia sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," where the meeting of continental plates causes high seismic activity, and Sumatra is particularly prone to earthquakes.

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