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Strong 6.4 quake rattles Indonesia

A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck near the coast of Indonesia's Papua province on Sunday, geologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or tsunami warnings issued.

world Updated: Jun 28, 2011 03:08 IST

A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck near the coast of Indonesia's Papua province on Sunday, geologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or tsunami warnings issued.

The quake struck at a depth of 36 kilometres (20 miles), 161 kilometres from Enarotali, at 9.16pm (1216 GMT), the US Geological Survey said.

There was no warning or advisory posted on the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre website.

Indonesia sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", where the meeting of continental plates causes high seismic activity, and is frequently hit by earthquakes.