Indonesia earthquake 6.4 magnitude rocks Papua province

By on Jun 27, 2011 in Asia, Natural Disasters Comments

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A 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia on Sunday, June 26, 2011 and reportedly rocked some parts of Papua province.

As noted by the U.S. Geological Survey on its official website, the Indonesia earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 occurred at 9:16 p.m. (local time) on Sunday.

According to the report, the depth of the earthquake was 20.6 km (12.8 miles) and was felt near the North Coast of Papua, in the eastern part of Indonesia.

The said earthquake happened at 72 km (106 miles) N of Enarotali and 3336 km (2072 miles) East from Jakarta, the country’s capital.

Meanwhile, three aftershocks followed which had the magnitude of 5.4 and 5.0 for the first two while the last one was 5.4 at 12:03 a.m. (local time) the next day, Monday.

As of this writing, there were no reports of damage to properties and injuries as no tsunami warning was raised.

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