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6.0-magnitude quake jolts off eastern Indonesia


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Jakarta: A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia’s eastern province of Papua on Monday, but did not trigger a tsunami, an official said.

The country’s meteorology, climatology and geophysics agency had first released the quake at 6.2 magnitude before revising it, according to Daryono, head of quake and tsunami mitigation division of the agency.

The earthquake happened at 09:51 a.m. Jakarta time (0251 GMT), with its epicenter at 79 km southwest of Keerom district and a depth of 10 km, the official said.

The tremors of the earthquake did not have the potential to trigger giant waves, he added.

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