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Moderate quake strikes Indonesia: USGS

A moderate 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian province of Papua today, seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was immediately issued.

world Updated: Jul 14, 2010 09:15 IST

A moderate 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian province of Papua today, seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was immediately issued.

The quake struck at 8:56 am (2356 GMT yesterday), 231 kilometres (144 miles) west of Jayapura at a depth of 15 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.