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Moderate quake hits North Sulawesi, Indonesia

03-28-2011 12:22 BJT

JAKARTA, March 28 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 5.1- magnitude struck off North Sulawesi in eastern parts of Indonesia on Monday, the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency reported here.

The quake jolted at 0803 a.m. Jakarta time (0103 GMT) with the epicenter at 72 km southeast Melonguane and the depth at 31 km, the agency said.

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

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: Xinhua

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