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Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits Indonesia's Papua

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits Indonesia's Papua

Monday, July 03, 2023, 14:36 GMT+7
Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits Indonesia's Papua
A resident shows a damaged house after an earthquake struck off the Indonesian island of Java in Pagedangan village, Tegal, Central Java province, Indonesia, June 30, 2023, in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Photo: Reuters

An earthquake with a 6.2 magnitude struck off Indonesia's Papua province on Monday, the national geophysics agency said, adding there was no tsunami potential.

The epicenter of the quake was at a depth of 33 km (20.51 miles) on land.

The quake was strongly felt in Jayapura, the capital of Papua, the local police spokesperson Ignatius Benny Ady Prabowo said, adding there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

Indonesia straddles the so-called "Pacific Ring of Fire", a highly seismically active zone, where different plates on the Earth's crust meet and create a large number of earthquakes and volcano activity.

Reuters

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