By Mark Memmott

"A strong earthquake has rocked part of Indonesia's eastern Papua island, causing panic among residents," the Associated Press reports.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the temblor had a 6.0 magnitude. It happened at 7:15 a.m. ET -- 8:15 p.m. local time in Papua.

There's no alert at the National Weather Service's Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

As the AP reminds us, "Friday's quake came as Indonesia is still recovering from another, more powerful earthquake on Papua that killed more than 1,000 people last month." The AP also says that "local MetroTV reported that (today's) quake caused at least one building to collapse."

categories: Accidents and Disasters

8:30 - October 23, 2009