6.3 magnitude quake hits eastern Indonesia of East Nusa Tenggara

January 21, 2012 11:51 am 

JAKARTA, Jan. 21 — A strong earthquake with a 6.3 magnitude on the Richter scale hit eastern Indonesia of East Nusa Tenggara province at 05:32 local time on Saturday (2032 GMT on Friday), the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency said here.

The tremor was centered at 48 kilometers southwest of Manggarai Barat area and at a depth of 124 kilometers under seabed.

However, the agency did not issue a tsunami warning. (PNA/Xinhua) scs/jsd

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