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Magnitude 5.8 quake hits Indonesia

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Indonesia’s Sumatra Island, but there have been no reports of any damage or casualties.

The moderate quake occurred at 2:20 a.m. Tuesday (1920 GMT Monday) at a depth of 34 kilometers (21 miles), 158 kilometers southeast of Bengkulu on Sumatra, said the US Geological Survey (USGS).

No tsunami warning has been issued according to the Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Indonesia, the world’s largest archipelago nation, sits on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” where the meeting of continental plates causes high seismic activity.

Sumatra Island is particularly prone to earthquakes.

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