Indonesia hit by 6.3 magnitude earthquake

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit eastern parts of Indonesia on Monday.

Updated: Oct 08, 2012, 19:17 PM IST

Zeenews Bureau

Jakarta: A 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit eastern parts of Indonesia on Monday. No loss of life or damage has been reported, as per reports.

The epicenter of the earthquake was 139 kilometers (86 miles) southeast of Ambon, the provincial capital of Maluku, at a depth of 34 kilometers (21 miles).
Indonesia, the world`s largest archipelago nation, is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin.

(With Agency Inputs)