NO REPORT OF DAMAGES IN EASTERN INDONESIA AFTER QUAKE IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA
JAKARTA, Indonesia Indonesian meteorology and geophysics agency said it received no immediate report of casualty or damages after a 6.4-magnitude quake in Papua New Guinea, an official of the agency on Saturday.
The U.S. Geological Survey measured the quake at 6.3 magnitude.
“So far, we have not obtained any report of the impact of the quake in Papua New Guinea on Papua province,” Ali Imron, official in charge in the agency, told Xinhua.
The Papua province located in easternmost Indonesia shares the island with Papua New Guinea.
Last month, a powerful quake in Papua New Guinea devastated houses, buildings, schools and water treatment facilities in Papua province.
The Indonesian meteorology agency also reported that the 6.4-magnitude quake struck at 12:48 p.m. Jakarta time (0548 GMT) with the epicenter 243 km southeast Bovendigoel of Papua province.
Source: NAM News Network