News Release

Magnitude 7.0 NEAR THE NORTH COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at 03:16:27 UTC

The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: An earthquake occurred NEAR THE COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA about 195 km north of Enarotali at 9:16 PM MDT, Jun 15, 2010 (Jun 16 at 12:16 PM local time in Indonesia). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. There have been no reports of damage. The magnitude was furnished by the NEIC.

At least seventeen people killed, 10,000 displaced, 2,556 buildings damaged or destroyed (VI), landslides and utilities disrupted on Yapen. Several buildings damaged or destroyed (VI) on Biak. Felt (V) at Nabire and (IV) at Manokwari, Papua. Also felt at Aberpura.

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