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OffbeatStrong quake rocks Indonesia's Papua; no injuries, damage

15:30  16 december  2018
15:30  16 december  2018 Source:   msn.com

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JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake has struck Indonesia ' s easternmost province of Papua , but there were no immediate According to the U.S. Geological Survey, Sunday's magnitude 6.1 quake had a depth of 61 kilometers (38 miles). The epicenter was about 144 kilometers (89 miles)

JAKARTA, Indonesia – A strong earthquake has rocked Indonesia ' s easternmost province of Papua , but there are no immediate reports of injuries or damage . The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-7.0 underground quake struck at 6:41 a.m. Tuesday (2141 GMT)

Strong quake rocks Indonesia's Papua; no injuries, damage © Willy Kurniawan/REUTERS Indonesia's Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono shows a Papua map during a news conference after at least 24 construction workers building a bridge at a remote district in Papua province were killed by a suspected separatist group, in Jakarta, Indonesia, December 4, 2018. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan JAKARTA, Indonesia — A strong earthquake has struck Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, Sunday's magnitude 6.1 quake had a depth of 61 kilometers (38 miles). The epicenter was about 144 kilometers (89 miles) south-southwest of the province's capital, Jayapura.

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said in a statement that the quake caused residents in nearby districts to run out of their houses in panic.

Indonesia, the world's largest archipelago, is prone to earthquakes due to its location on the Pacific "Ring of Fire."

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