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Earthquake Hits Near Indonesia

An earthquake has struck near the south coast of Papua, Indonesia. The preliminary magnitude was 5.7, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. A tsunami warning has not been issued. Details from the USGS:

Date-Time:

Monday, December 05, 2011 at 19:28:35 UTC

Tuesday, December 06, 2011 at 04:28:35 AM at epicenter

Location: 4.777°S, 133.665°E

Depth: 10.8 km (6.7 miles)

Distances from epicenter:

125 km (77 miles) NNW of Dobo, Kepulauan Aru, Indonesia

315 km (195 miles) WSW of Enarotali, Papua, Indonesia

435 km (270 miles) S of Manokwari, Papua, Indonesia

905 km (562 miles) NNE of DARWIN, Northern Territory, Australia

This article will be updated if the event proves significant.

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