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Quake strikes off Indonesia's Papua

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A 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua on Friday, the US Geological Survey said, with reports of minor damage to some houses on remote islands but no tsunami warning issued. 

Graphic map of Indonesia's Papua province locating the epicentre of a 6.7-magnitude quake Friday, the US Geological Survey said.

The epicentre of the quake, which struck at 9:31 am (0131 GMT), was 247 kilometres (153 miles) southwest of Nabire in Papua and 108 kilometres north of Dobo in the Aru Islands, USGS said. It hit at a depth of 24 kilometres.

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