A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck a portion of eastern Indonesia today according to The United States Geological Survey forcing persons to flee from homes and buildings.
The quake struck 35 miles northeast of Tolikara and had a depth of 47 miles in Papua province. According to the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency in Jakarta, there was no tsunami warning issued due to the location where the temblor struck.
The quake could be felt throughout many parts of Papua, including the capital, Jayapura, and the copper town of Timika and Wamena. Many residents remained outside fearing aftershocks.
Seismic disturbances are not uncommon in Indonesia due to its location on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin.
There were no reports of damage or injury due to the location of the powerful earthquake.
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