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Quake jolts Indonesia's Papua province

The quake, which hit at 09:08 am (Jakarta time), was centred 544 km northwest of Port Moresby in Papua.

india Updated: Feb 12, 2007 12:07 IST

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.

First Published: Feb 12, 2007 12:07 IST