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Tsunami warning issued after quake off Indonesia’s Papua

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Sumatra after the 2004 tsunami

Sumatra after the 2004 tsunami. Photo: WikiImages (Pixabay).

Jakarta – An earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale rocked Indonesia’s easternmost region of Papua early Thursday, prompting a tsunami warning.

The epicentre of the quake was 141 kilometres south-east of Kaimana in West Papua province at a depth of 25 kilometres, according to the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency.

The quake was followed by another measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale off the Aru island group near the Maluku archipelago, the agency said.

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