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    Magnitude 5.9 Earthquake Strikes Off Indonesian Coast - Disaster Agency

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    A 5.9 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Indonesia, the country's National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) said on Sunday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The earthquake took place in the Indian Ocean, over 60 kilometers (37 miles) off the coast of Bengkulu, a province in Indonesia's southwestern Sumatra island, the agency said.

    While the earthquake's epicenter was recorded at 16 kilometers below ocean surface, the BNPB has not issued a potential tsunami warning.

    The shocks were felt by many Sumatrans, the BNPB said, adding that no damage to buildings has occurred.

    Indonesia is a part of the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire quake zone, where about 90 percent of the world's earthquakes occur.

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