Sunday, March 18, 2007

'Moderate' 5.4 earthquake shakes Papua province

Another 'moderate' earthquake, measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale, struck Papua province at 11:24 a.m. (0224 GMT), an official at the Indonesian National Metereology and Geophysics Agency confirmed to Reuters. It was centred 147 km northwest of the provincial capital, Jayapura, at a depth of 78 km, the official said.

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