3 Sep 2009

Reports that Papua quake claimed two lives

1:49 pm on 3 September 2009

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