Strong quake rocks Papua, Indonesia, no casualties

09:46, March 14, 2010      

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An earthquake with the amgnitude of 6.0 struck Papua in easternmost of Indonesia on Saturday, the Indonesian Meteorology and Geophysics Agency reported, but there were no reports of damage or casualties, officials said.

The quake struck at 09:53 a.m. Jakarta time (0253 GMT) with the epicenter 342 km northwest of Manokwari of Papua and with the depth 30 km, the agency reported.

Spokesman of the Indonesian Disaster Management Agency Priyadi Kardono told Xinhua by phone that so far there were no reports of building damage or casualties.

Indonesia has been frequently hit by quake as it sits on a quake-vulnerable zone called the pacific ring of fire.

Source:Xinhua
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