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6.2 magnitude quake hits Papua, Indonesia

(Xinhua)

08:59, November 16, 2011

JAKARTA, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) -- An under earth earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale jolted Papua in easternmost of Indonesia earlier Wednesday, the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency reported here.

The quake struck at 06 : 42 a.m. Jakarta time Wednesday (2342 GMT Tuesday) with epicenter at 34 km southwest Oksibil of Papua and with the depth at 57 km under land.

No immediate report of damage and casualty yet. Indonesia sits on a vulnerable quake-hit zone so called "the Pacific Ring of Fire."

 
 
 
 
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