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Magnitude 7.1 PAPUA, INDONESIA
Friday, November 26, 2004 at 02:25:03 UTC

Preliminary Earthquake Report
U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver

The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: A major earthquake occurred 95 km (60 miles) W of Enarotali, Papua, Indonesia at 7:25 PM MST, Nov 25, 2004 (Nov 26 at 11:25 AM local time in Indonesia). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available.

At least 32 people killed, 130 injured, 328 buildings destroyed (VIII), airport and seaport damaged and power outages occurred at Nabire. Damage estimated at 55 million U.S. dollars. Felt (IV) at Serui, Yapen; (III) at Biak, Biak and Timika, Papua.

 


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