5.7 QUAKE REGISTERED IN PAPUA

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PAPUA, Indonesia (Radio Australia/Irian News, Dec. 12) - An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale has been recorded in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua.

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

The meteorology office says the epicenter was 33 kilometers below the surface and 96 kilometers south of Nabire. The quake was lightly felt in the northern coastal town.

December 12, 2002

KABAR-IRIAN ("Irian News") Websites: http://www.irja.org/index2.shtml and http://www.kabar-irian.com 

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