Magnitude 6.9 quake hits off coast of Indonesia's Irian Jaya province: USGS

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 24, 2015 12:11 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A strong earthquake measuring magnitude 6.9 struck off Irian Jaya in Indonesia on Thursday at a depth of 39.9 miles (64 km), the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake hit 15 miles (24 km) north north-west of the city of Sorong, USGS said.

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There were no immediate reports of damage.

(Reporting by Eric Walsh; Editing by Lisa Lambert)