segunda-feira, 28 de julho de 2008

Moderate quake hits Timor-Leste

JAKARTA, July 28 (Xinhua) -- A moderate earthquake with magnitude of 5.5 rocked Timor-Leste on Monday morning, no initial report of damage or casualties, according to Indonesian meteorology agency.

The quake struck at 02:30 Jakarta time (1930 GMT Sunday) with epicenter at 151 km northeast Dili the capital of the country and at 287 km in depth, an official of the agency said.
Timor-Leste sits on a vulnerable quake-hit zone called "the Pacific Ring of Fire" where two continental plates meet that cause frequent seismic and volcanic movements.

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