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Moderate quake rocks eastern Indonesia

JAKARTA, March 31 — A shallow moderate quake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale struck West Nusa Tenggara in eastern parts of Indonesia on Wednesday, the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said here.

The quake jolted at 1:11 p.m. (0611 GMT) with the epicenter at 63 km southwest Sumbawa Besar of West Nusa Tenggara and with a depth of 10 km under sea bed, the agency said.

The intensity of the quake was felt at 2 to 3 MMI (Modified Mercally Intensity) at Denpasar of Bali.

No further report has been available so far.

Indonesia sits on a vulnerable quake-hit zone so called the "Pacific Ring of Fire." (PNA/Xinhua) vcs/utb

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