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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
AFP

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.

First Published: Jul 14, 2010 09:15 IST