Powerful earthquake rocks Indonesia, reports of building collapsing

6.0 Earthquake rocks Ind

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October 23, 2009 14:26

A strong earthquake has rocked part of Indonesia's eastern Papua island, causing panic among residents. Reports on injuries were not immediately available, but local television says at least one building collapsed. Friday's quake came as Indonesia is still recovering from another, more powerful earthquake on Papua that killed more than 1,000 people last month. Indonesia's Meterology and Geophysics Agency said Friday's magnitude-6.0 earthquake was centered about fifteen km southeast of Manokwari in West Papua province. The US Geological Survey says the quake was at a depth of about 35 kilometers. Local MetroTV reported that the quake caused at least one building to collapse.


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