Moderate quake hits eastern Indonesia
An earthquake with magnitude of 5. 2 rocked eastern parts of Indonesia on Monday, with no reports of damage or casualties, Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said here. The quake struck at 08:01 Jakarta time (0101 GMT) with epicenter at 128 km southeast of Ternate of North Maluku and at 10 km in depth, the agency said, according to Xinhua.
Indonesia with over 230 million population sits on a vulnerable quake-hit zone so called the Pacific ring of Fire, where two continental plates, stretching from Western hemisphere to Japan, meet that cause frequent seismic and volcanic movements.