Quake shakes eastern Indonesia; no initial report of damge

Published: Jan. 18, 2020 at 12:33 PM CST
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A strong inland earthquake has struck Indonesia's easternmost Papua province, but there were no immediate reports of major damage or casualties.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 6.0 quake was centered 141 kilometers west of Abepura, a city at a depth of 33.6 kilometers.

An Indonesian official says the inland earthquake did not have the potential to cause a tsunami, and urged people to stay away from slopes of soil or rocks that have the potential for landslides as some people in some parts of Papua province felt a moderate tremor for a few seconds.