Moderate quake hits eastern Indonesia
An earthquake with magnitude of 5. 5 jolted eastern parts of Indonesia on Friday, without no initial report of damage or casualties, Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said, reported Xinhua.
The quake struck at 07:05 Jakarta time (0005 GMT) with epicenter at 166 km southwest of Waingapu of East Nusa Tenggara and at 70 km in depth, the agency said.
Indonesia with over 230 million population is located at a vulnerable quake-hit zone so called the Pacific Ring of Fire, where two continental plates stretching form Western hemisphere to Japan meet that often triggers seismic and volcanic movements.