Strong quake hits eastern Indonesia

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Posted: Apr 20, 2012 9:34 PM
Strong quake hits eastern Indonesia

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - 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.