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7.2-magnitude quake shakes Indonesia

April 6, 2013 at 1:09 PM

KARUBAGA, Indonesia, April 6 (UPI) -- A 7.2-magnitude earthquake shook eastern Indonesia Saturday but there were no immediate reports of causalities or damage, emergency officials said.

The quake centered in the Tolikara district in the province of Papua, struck at around 11:42 a.m. local time, China's official Xinhua news agency reported. It had a depth of about 107 miles, an official of the Indonesian Meteorology and Geophysics Agency told Xinhua.

National Disaster Management and Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwonugroho said there were no reports damage to structures or of injuries or fatalities.

"But the assessment on the impact of the quake keeps continuing," the spokesman said.

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