Magnitude 6.6 Earthquake Strikes Off Indonesia's Papua Provinces
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A powerful earthquake in remote eastern indonesia has injured more than 62 people, left hundreds of houses damaged and rattled an idyllic island chain popular with foreign tourists and divers. People were woken and ran from their homes when the magnitude 6.6 undersea quake struck in the Papua region at about 1:00am local time , not far from the coastal city of Sorong. The US Geological Survey said the earthquake's epicentre was at a depth of 24 kilometres. Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said 17 people were so far known to have sustained serious injuries and 45 suffered minor injuries, while 200 houses were damaged. The quake also caused blackouts in Sorong where patients were evacuated from a hospital

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