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6.2-magnitude quake strikes Indonesia

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Jakarta: An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale struck Indonesia’s eastern province of Papua on Saturday, but there were no reports of damages or casualties, according to official sources.

The Indonesian meteorology, climatology and geophysics agency said the tremors did not potentially trigger a tsunami.

The quake was classified as the main shock after a series of fore shocks with magnitudes of 6.0, 5.9 and 5.5 earlier, the agency said.

The main shock was felt at 7.05 am local time with its epicenter at 37 km northwest Mamberamo Tengah at a depth of 10 km, it said.

The jolts caused panic and led the residents to rush outside buildings and houses, provincial disaster management and mitigation agency said.

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