Moderate Earthquake Hits Southwest of Jayapura, Indonesia

Jakarta,   10 Ramadan 1437/15 June 2016 (MINA) – A moderate earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale struck off southwest of Jayapura, Indonesia, at 6.09 am Wednesday, according to the Department of Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG).

The epicentre of the quake was 378 km of Irian Jaya, southwest of Jayapura, the provincial capital of Papua.

The BMKG said the quake did not trigger a tsunami.

Indonesia sits on the so-called Pacific “ring of fire”, a volcanologically active terrestrial chain where earthquakes and volcanic eruptions can happen any time

“The Pacific `ring of fire` that stretches from a point in the Northern Pacific all the way to Indonesia poses the constant threat of major natural disasters. (T/R07/R01)

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Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)