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Moderate quake hits eastern Indonesia

(Xinhua)

13:37, August 08, 2011

A quake with magnitude of 5.3 jolted Maluku province in eastern parts of Indonesia on Monday, the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency reported here.

The quake struck at 6:05 a.m. Jakarta time Monday (2305 GMT Sunday) with the epicenter at 127 km northeast of Tual and at a depth of 94 km, an official of the agency told Xinhua.

Indonesia is prone to earthquake as it lies on a vulnerable quake-hit zone called "the Pacific Ring of Fire."

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