Earthquake hits off coast of Indonesia - agency

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JAKARTA, Nov 25 (Reuters) An earthquake measuring 6.7 hit off the coast of Indonesia's Sumbawa island, the country's meteorological agency said today.

The quake hit 50 km northwest of Raba in Sumbawa, at a depth of 50 km, the agency said in a text message.

An official at the agency said that no reports of casualties had been received so far.

Indonesia, which is situated in a belt of intense seismic activity known as the ''Pacific Ring of Fire'', was hit by a huge earthquake in December 2004, triggering a devastating tsunami in the Indian Ocean, which killed more than 230,000 people in the region, including 170,000 Indonesians.

REUTERS JT KN2232

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