Quantcast
  

Sunday, April 20, 2014         

 Print   Email   Comment | View 0 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

Strong earthquake rocks Indonesia's Papua province

By Associated Press

POSTED:
LAST UPDATED: 08:33 a.m. HST, Jun 26, 2011



 

JAKARTA, Indonesia >> A strong earthquake rocked parts of Indonesia's Papua province on Sunday, causing panic among residents but no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

Indonesia's Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said the magnitude 6.5 earthquake was centered about 33 miles northeast of Waren, a town on the northern coast of Papua island. It was followed by two strong aftershocks, the first of magnitude 5.3, the second of magnitude 5.5, the agency said.

The initial quake, with a depth of 82 miles, caused residents in Serui to pour into the streets in panic, said Daud Yusuf of the agency's local office.

He said the tremor was also felt in nearby Biak island, and Enarotali town on the main island.

The U.S. Geological Survey put the initial quake's magnitude at 6.4 at a depth of 22 miles.

There were no reports of a tsunami.

 







 Print   Email   Comment | View 0 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

COMMENTS
(0)
You must be subscribed to participate in discussions
By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. Because only subscribers are allowed to comment, we have your personal information and are able to contact you. If your comments are inappropriate, you may receive a warning, and if you persist with such comments you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email commentfeedback@staradvertiser.com.
Leave a comment

Please login to leave a comment.
IN OTHER NEWS
Breaking News