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Indonesia rattled by 5.6-magnitude quake: JAKARTA : A 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the Indonesian island

JAKARTA : A 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Sunday, geologists said, although there were no immediate reports of damage or tsunami notices issued. The undersea quake hit at a depth of 39 kilometres (24 miles) at 6:52 pm (11:52 GMT) around 115 kilometres west of Bengkulu in Sumatra, the US Geological Survey said, revising down an initial 5.9-magnitude estimate. There were no tsunami warnings or advisories in effect on the website of the Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. Indonesia sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", where the meeting of continental plates causes high seismic activity, and is frequently hit by earthquakes. A powerful quake jolted the Indonesian resort island of Bali on October 13, injuring dozens of people and triggering panic as tourists fled from violently shaking buildings. The 6.0-magnitude quake rocked t...

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