Major Quake Strikes off Papua
A major 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck off Papua in eastern Indonesia early on Thursday, prompting a tsunami alert that was cancelled soon after it was issued.
The Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said the quake occurred at 2.10am at a depth of 21 kilometres 105 kilometres north-northwest of Dobo in the Kepulauan Aru islands off the southwest of Papua, which shares its island landmass with Papua New Guinea.
An aftershock was recorded that measured 7.2.
There were no immediate reports of casualties or structural damage in the area.Filed under: Arts & Entertainment