HEADLINE 6.1-magnitude quake strikes eastern Indonesia

HEADLINE

6.1-magnitude quake strikes eastern Indonesia

Xinhua

10:32, May 16, 2018

An earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitude jolted Papua province in eastern Indonesia on Wednesday, the meteorology and geophysics agency said.

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The quake struck at 09:12 a.m. Jakarta time with an epicenter at 32 km southeast of Tolikara and a depth of 111 km, official of the agency Fahmi Nugraha told Xinhua by phone.

Indonesia is prone to quake as it lies on a vulnerable quake-hit zone called the Pacific Ring of Fire. 

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