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Strong 6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Indonesia's Papua

Strong 6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Indonesia's Papua

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aniruddha Dhar | Updated on: 19 Jan 2020, 12:11:38 AM
Strong 6.0 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia's Papua

Strong 6.0 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia's Papua (Photo Credit: Representative image)

New Delhi:

A strong 6.0 magnitude earthquake shook Indonesia's easternmost region of Papua on Sunday, the United States Geological Survey said.

There was no tsunami warning accompanying the quake which struck inland 158 kilometres (98 miles) from the provincial capital Jayapura at a shallow depth of almost 34 kilometers, USGS said.

The Southeast Asian archipelago is one of the most disaster-prone nations on Earth.

In 2018, a 7.5-magnitude quake and a subsequent tsunami in Palu on Sulawesi island left more than 4,300 people dead or missing.

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First Published : 19 Jan 2020, 12:04:27 AM