Powerful Quake Strikes Off Papua, Indonesia
September 30, 2010, 2:33am
JAKARTA (Xinhua) - An earthquake with magnitude of 7. 4 rocked Papua, in easternmost of Indonesia, on Thursday, potential for tsunami, the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency reported.
The quake struck at 00:10 a.m. Jakarta time Thursday (1710 GMT Wednesday) with epicenter 141 km southeast Kaimana town of Irian Barat in Papua and with the depth 25 km under sea bed, an official of the agency named only Octivar said.
The intensity of the qake was felt at 3 to 4 MMI (modified Mercally Intensity in Tual of Mauku province, he said. "We have issued a tsunami warning," the official said.
The USGS reported at its web site that the quake was measured at 6.6 magnitude and with the depth at 21.2 km.