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
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
Jan. 4 (Xinhua) -- Three people were injured and two hotels collapsed when the
earthquakes hit eastern Indonesia's West Papua province on Sunday morning, said
Satrio Nurhat, an official from the Indonesian National Disaster Management
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
JAKARTA, Jan. 4
(Xinhua) -- Indonesian local authorities in West Papua province have stopped
activities in Rendani Airport, Manokwari, on security and safety concerns
following a series of earthquakes, the Jakarta Post reported.
The earthquakes, which hit West Papua province on Sunday
morning, were ranging from 5.0 to 7.9 on the Richter scale. Full story