5.5 MAGNITUDE QUAKE RATTLES IRIAN JAYA, INDONESIA

SITI FAUZIAH BT HASAN

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 (Bernama) -- A moderate earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale, occurred near Irian Jaya, Indonesia, at 8.11 pm tonight.

According to the Malaysian Meteorological Department statement, that the quake was at a depth of 10 kilometres and located 332 kilometers northeast of Sorong, Indonesia.

However, the earthquake did not pose any tsunami threat to Malaysia, the statement said.

-- BERNAMA