5.9-magnitude quake hits easternmost Indonesia

  27 March 2020    Read: 950
5.9-magnitude quake hits easternmost Indonesia

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake jolted Indonesia's easternmost Papua province earlier Friday, but was not potential for tsunami, the country's meteorology and geophysics agency said, Xinhua reported. 

The quake struck at 4:36 a.m. Jakarta time Friday (2136 GMT Thursday) with the epicenter at 72 km northwest Jayapura district and the shallow at 11 km under-earth, official in charge at the agency Wahyu Kurniawan said.

"We did not issue a tsunami warning for this quake," he told Xinhua by phone.

Indonesia is prone to quakes as it lies in the so-called "Pacific Ring of Fire," a zone vulnerable to earthquakes.

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