Magnitude-6 quake hits Indonesia: HK Observatory

10:13, June 27, 2011      

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An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale hit Indonesia Sunday night, the Hong Kong Observatory said.

The quake shook Indonesia's Irian Jaya region at 20:17 HK time (1217 GMT) and the epicenter was located near 2.4 degrees South latitude and 136.6 degrees East longitude, about 150 km south- southeast of Biak.

The Indonesian Meteorology and Geophysics Agency measured the quake at 6.5 on the Richter scale with the epicenter located at 53 km northeast Waren. An aftershock with a magnitude of 5.4 struck the area 35 minutes after the main shock.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported on its website that the main quake was measure at 6.4 magnitude with the depth at 36.1 km.

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