Pa­pua hit by quake

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

A MAG­NI­TUDE 7.0 earth­quake rocked eastern In­done­sia yesterday, dam­ag­ing sev­eral build­ings and leav­ing one per­son miss­ing. No tsunami warn­ing was is­sued af­ter the quake, which struck in­land in a moun­tain­ous, jun­gle- clad area of Pa­pua province that is sparsely pop­u­lated. The tremor hit about 9.30am al­most 250km west of the pro­vin­cial cap­i­tal Jaya­pura at a depth of 52km, the US Ge­o­log­i­cal Sur­vey said. Two houses, a hos­pi­tal and a ware­house in Ka­son­aweja city suf­fered mi­nor dam­age and one per­son was miss­ing af­ter be­ing swept away by a river. Res­cuers were still try­ing to reach the area clos­est to the epi­cen­tre, the spokesman said.

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