Moderate quake strikes off eastern Indonesia

Source: Xinhua| 2019-10-03 23:04:01|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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JAKARTA, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 5.6 Richter scale jolted Indonesia's eastern province of Papua on Thursday evening, the meteorology and geophysics agency said.

The quake struck at 21 : 33 p.m. Jakarta time (1433 GMT) with epicenter at 31 km southeast Mamberamo Tengah and 4 km under earth, it said.

Indonesia is prone to quake as it sits on a vulnerable quake-hit zone so called "the Pacific Ring of Fire."

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