An earthquake with the magnitude of 5.3 struck eastern parts of Indonesia on Monday morning, but with no report of damage or casualties, local meteorology agency said here. The quake jolted at 01:14 Jakarta time (1814 GMT Sunday) with the epicenter at 28 km southeast Melongue town of north Suawesi and at 34 km in depth, the agency said.

Indonesia, home to over 230 million people, sits on a vulnerable quake-hit zone so called the Pacific Ring of Fire, where two continental plates meet that cause frequent seismic and volcanic movements.