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Moderate quake jolts Sulawesi, Indonesia

2009-09-30 05:46:33 GMT2009-09-30 13:46:33 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

JAKARTA, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake with magnitude of 5.1 rocked North Sulawesi province in eastern parts of Indonesia on Wednesday, the country's Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said.

The quake occurred at 12:08 p.m. Jakarta time (0508 GMT) with epicenter at 41 kms northwest Melonguane town of the province and at 20 kms in depth, the agency said.

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