[UPDATED] 6.6-magnitude quake hits off Indonesia’s Papua: USGS

Agence France-Presse
No injuries thus far reported

[UPDATED] JAKARTA, Indonesia (AFP) – A 6.9-magnitude quake that hit Indonesia’s Papua on Saturday, April 21, was revised down to 6.6 by the US Geological Survey (USGS).

The quake struck at 10:16 am (0116 GMT) at a depth of 30 kilometers (19 miles), 83 km southeast of Manokwari, the USGS added.

There have been no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Earlier, a 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia’s Sumatra island, but no tsunami warning was issued.

The quake struck at 5:14 am (2314 GMT Friday) at a depth of about 34 kilometers (21 miles), 427 km southwest of Banda Aceh on the northern tip of Sumatra. There were no immediate reports of damage, either.

Aceh province was shaken earlier this month by 2 huge earthquakes, triggering an Indian Ocean-wide tsunami alert.

At a magnitude of 8.6, the 1st of the 2 quakes was the strongest to hit since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that killed 170,000 in Aceh. No major damage was reported. – Rappler.com