Reports that Papua quake claimed two lives

Posted at 02:27 on 03 September, 2009 UTC

Two people have been confirmed killed and 35 injured after a major earthquake last Sunday near the north coast of Indonesia’s West Papua province.

The tremor was recorded at magnitude 7.6 and centred about 150 kilometres west-northwest of Manokwari, at a depth of 35 kilometres.

The Indonesian National Disaster Coordinating Agency has reported a number of houses and buildings had collapsed.

News Content © Radio New Zealand International

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