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Quake jolts Indonesia's Papua province

india Updated: Feb 12, 2007 12:07 IST
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An earthquake of 6.1 magnitude on the Richter scale occurred on Monday morning in Indonesia's Papua province, said the Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau in Jakarta.

The quake, which hit at 09:08 am (Jakarta time), was centred 544 km northwest of Port Moresby in Papua, at a depth of 38 km. There were no casualty reports yet.

The Indonesian archipelago sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire where continental plates meet, causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity.

A moderate 5.7-magnitude earthquake had struck northwest of the Indonesian province of Aceh on February 11.

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