Jakarta, Dec 28: The meteorology and geophysics agency of Indonesia reported a 6.1 magnitude earthquake rocking Indonesia's eastern Papua Barat province on Friday. There has been no tsunami warning issued yet.

The earthquake occured at 1003 hours local (0202 GMT) with an epicenter of 26 km underneath southeast Manokwari.

"So far, we have not issued a warning for tsunami," reported Indonesia's Meteorology department.

The jolts of the quake did not cause any damage or casualty, spokesman of the national disaster management agency Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.

"The tremors only triggered panic, people were rushing outside their houses in Manokwari," the spokesman reported.

The shakes of the earthquake were strongly felt for five minutes, Sutopo said.

Indonesia has always been prone to earthquakes as it lies on a vulnerable quake-affected areas called "the Pacific Ring of Fire".

 

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