Earthquake measuring 6.6 rattles Indonesia

April 21, 2012 at 10:30 AM
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JAKARTA, April 21 (UPI) -- A strong earthquake felt in Indonesia Saturday morning was measured at a magnitude 6.6 by seismologists in the United States, a U.S. agency said.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries from the scene and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii said there did not appear any risk of a tidal wave.

The U.S. Geological Survey said in a written statement the quake was centered near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia, about 51 miles south-southeast of the town of Manokwari in Irian Jaya.

The shaking began around 10:17 a.m. Indonesia time and was followed by a sturdy 5.8 aftershock, the USGS said.

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