6.2 QUAKE CAUSES FIRES, INJURES SIX IN PAPUA

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, Jan. 7) – An earthquake in the Indonesian province of Papua has injured six people and triggered fires in a number of homes.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake measured 6.2 [on the Richter scale] and was only 35 kilometers deep.

It’s epicentre was 8 kilometers north of the coastal town of Manokwari.

The head of Indonesia’s Meteorology and Geophysics Agency’s earthquake centre, Fauzi, said the shake is thought to have tipped over stoves or lights and caused the fires.

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