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Strong earthquake hits Irian Jaya region of Indonesia
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08:54, August 03, 2009

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An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale hit Irian Jaya Region, Indonesia, at 5:01 p.m. Sunday (0901 GMT), according to a bulletin released by the Hong Kong Observatory.

The epicenter was initially determined to be 0.5 degrees south latitude and 132.9 degrees east longitude, about 360 kilometers west-northwest of Biak, Indonesia.

Source: Xinhua

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