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Strong quake hits eastern Indonesia

An earthquake of 6.4 magnitude rattles Indonesia's half of New Guinea island on Saturday.

world Updated: Dec 22, 2007 13:16 IST

An earthquake of 6.4 magnitude rattled Indonesia's half of New Guinea island on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said in a posting on its Web site.

USGS had earlier said the quake was 6.6 magnitude.

The quake, at a depth of 37 km (23 miles), had its epicenter 182 km (113 miles) west of Jayapura in eastern Indonesia, USGS said.