26 Jun '11, 2pm

Strong quake strikes off Indonesia's Papua island

A 6.4 MAGNITUDE earthquake struck off the Indonesian island of Papua on Sunday. -- PHOTO: ST FILE JAKARTA - A 6.4 MAGNITUDE earthquake struck off the Indonesian island of Papua on Sunday, the United States Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The epicentre of the quake was 161km off Enarotali at a depth of 36km. 'We have not received immediate reports of damage,' Mr Wandono, head of early quake and tsunami warning system at Indonesia's meteorological and geophysics agency, told Reuters. Indonesia lies in the 'Pacific Ring of Fire' and is prone to earthquakes. -- REUTERS

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