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6.1 Magnitude Earthquake In Papua Was Indonesia’s 3rd Tremor This Weekend

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6.1 Magnitude Earthquake In Papua Was Indonesia’s 3rd Tremor This Weekend

The Keerom regency in Papua was hit by a 6.1-magnitutde earthquake at 6.42pm local time on Sunday.

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency said the epicenter was 52 kilometers southwest off Keerom with a depth of 106 kilometers.

No tsunami warning was issued.

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  The tremor lasted 3-4 seconds, causing panic in the area.

Thankfully, as of now, there are no reports of destruction or casualties.

This was the 3rd earthquake in about 24 hours Indonesia experienced.

A 4.4 magnitude earthquake struck 127.381 miles (205km) north-northeast of Nabire at 2.13pm on Saturday.

2 hours later, a 4.5 magnitude earthquake hit 21.7 miles (35km) north of Komodo at 4.12pm.

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These tremors are the most recent of 12,790 earthquakes to strike in 2018.

90% of which struck areas in the Ring of Fire.

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