25 Sep 2015

Papua rocked by large earthquake

7:27 pm on 25 September 2015

A powerful 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian region of Papua this morning.

The undersea quake hit at a depth of 64 kilometres at about 1 o'clock this morning, 30 kilometres off the coast of Sorong.

No tsunami warning was issued and there have so far been no reports of damage.