Thursday, November 1, 2007

Earthquake - Indonesia (Bengkulu) OCT

JAKARTA, Oct. 31 (Xinhua) -- A moderate earthquake with magnitude of 5.8 rocked Sumatra Island in western part of Indonesia on Wednesday, no report of damages or casualty, according to Indonesia's Meteorology and Geophysiscs Agency.

The quake jolted at 22:54 Jakarta time 1554 GMT with epicenter at 47 km southeast Muko Muko town of Bengkulu province and at 20 km under sea bed, an official of the agency said.

Indonesia lays on a vulnerable quake-hit zone, so called "the Pacific Ring of Fire," where two continental plates meet that cause frequent seismic and volcanic movements. - Source

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