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Strong quake rocks eastern Indonesia, no casualty reported

2010-05-07 13:26:35 GMT2010-05-07 21:26:35 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

JAKARTA, May 7 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter's scale struck eastern part of Indonesia on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualty and no tsunami alert was issued, government agencies said here.

The quake jolted at 14:39 p.m. Jakarta time (0739 GMT) with epicenter at 246 km southeast of Melonguane town in the North Sulawesi province and at a depth of 65 km under sea bed, the Indonesian Meteorology and Geophysics Agency reported here.

The intensity of the quake was so weak that it was not felt in the land, an official of the agency named only Miranda told Xinhua.

Spokesman of the National Disaster Management Agency Priyadi Kardono confirmed that there were no reports of building damage or injuries to humans.

Indonesia sits on a vulnerable quake-hit zone called the "Pacific Ring of Fire".

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