7.0 magnitude earthquake strikes Papua region of eastern Indonesia

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April 6, 2013INDONESIAAn earthquake measuring 7.2 Richter scale rocked Papua in eastern parts of Indonesia on Saturday, but no initial reports of damage or casualty, officials said here. The USGS reported the quake was at 7.0magnitude with the depth at 68 km. The quake struck at 11:42 a.m. Jakarta time with epicenter at 56 km northeast Tolikara of Papua and with the depth at 173 km under land, an official of the Indonesian Meteorology and Geophysics Agency told Xinhua by phone. The intensity of the quake was felt at 4 MMI (Modified Mercally Intensity) in Wamena, Tanah Merah, Sentani, Jayapura and 2 MMI in Timika, the official said. Spokesman of National Disaster Management and Mitigation Agency Sutopo Purwonugroho said that there were no reports of buildings collapsed or those injured or fatality. “But the assessment on the impact of the quake keeps continuing,” he told

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