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6.3 quake jolts Indonesian islands


Kuala Lumpur : An undersea quake registered 6.3 on the Richter Scale jolted the Indonesian islands of Mollucas early on Monday but there were no reports on losses.

The Indonesian news agency, Antara, reported that the center of the tremors was located some 67 kilometers at the sea bed off the coast of the Indonesian mainland.

The islands were jolted with a 7.7 degree quake, two years ago, prompting residents to flee to high places fearing a possible tsunami.

Indonesia that comprises up to 17,000 islands often witnesses quakes for it is located on a seismic belt on the Pacific “Ring of Fire”.