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Intense 6.0-magnitude quake strikes Indonesia: geologists

A moderate 6.0-magnitude quake struck Indonesia's Papua province on the island of New Guinea today, the US Geological Survey said.

world Updated: Oct 23, 2009 20:18 IST

A moderate 6.0-magnitude quake struck Indonesia's Papua province on the island of New Guinea today, the US Geological Survey said.

The quake struck at 1115 GMT, three kilometres east of Manokwari at a depth of 35 kilometres, the US Geological Survey said.

Indonesia sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," where the meeting of continental plates causes high volcanic and seismic activity.