| 16 April 2024, Tuesday |

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits Indonesia’s Papua

The national geophysics agency confirmed that a 6.2 magnitude earthquake occurred on Monday off the coast of Indonesia’s Papua province. The agency assured that there was no potential for a tsunami.
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.

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