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Strong earthquake hits Indonesia's Papua

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July 28, 2015 08:06


A powerful magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked the eastern Indonesian province of Papua today, US seismologists said, causing panicked people to run out of their homes. No tsunami warning was issued after the quake, which struck inland, and Indonesia's national disaster agency said there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. 

The tremor hit at 6:41 am local time (0311 IST Tuesday), almost 250 kilometres (150 miles) west of the provincial capital Jayapura at a depth of 52 kilometres, the US Geological Survey said.

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