7.6-magnitude quake hits Indonesia's West Papua
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A 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia's West Papua province at 7:33 a.m. Sunday (2233 GMT).
The quake was a strong aftershock following a 7.2-magnitude quake jolteing West Papua .
The quake epicenter was 0.88 degrees southern latitude and 133.38 degrees eastern longitude.

    JAKARTA, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) -- A 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia's West Papua province at 7:33 a.m. on Sunday (2233 GMT on Saturday), according to the Indonesian Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMG).

    The quake was a strong aftershock following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake which jolted eastern Indonesia' West Papua at 4:43 a.m. local time on Sunday (1943 GMT Saturday), Indonesia's leading website Detik News quoted BMG as saying.

    The epicenter of the 7.6-magnitude aftershock was 0.88 degrees southern latitude and 133.38 degrees eastern longitude with a depth of 10 km below the sea level, the BMG said.

    There was no immediate report of casualties or damage so far.

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    Nurhat said that some local residential buildings and two banks were also damaged in the quakes, adding casualties and material damage were still increasing.  Full story

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Editor: Yan
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