Strong quake hits eastern Indonesia

SINGAPORE - An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 struck eastern Indonesia on Saturday off Irian Jaya, the United States Geological Survey said.
The USGS said the quake was recorded offshore, 74 miles south-southeast of the town of Manokwari, at a depth of 20.5 miles. It initially estimated the magnitude of the tremor at 7.0.
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