Quake Hits Off North Coast Of Papua In Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (CNN) - An earthquake struck near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia, Friday night, but no tsunami warning was issued, the head of nation's meteorological agency said.

The magnitude-5.8 quake, considered a moderate one by U.S. Geological Survey standards, was located at a depth of 35 kilometers (21.7 miles).

The quake happened near Manokwari, the capital of West Papua province, which has a population of about 800,000 people. The quake took place at 11:15 p.m. (7:15 a.m. ET).

"No reports of damage yet, no tsunami warning," according to Indonesian meteorologist Fauzi, who only uses one name. "We'll keep an eye on it."

Manokwari was struck by a series of powerful earthquakes in January - including two that measured over 7.0 in magnitude - that destroyed buildings in the remote area and reportedly killed four people.

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