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Powerful Earthquake Rocks Indonesia's Papua Region

A powerful 6.6-magnitude earthquake rocked Indonesia's Papua region on Saturday morning, the US Geological Survey said. No tsunami warning has been issued.

The USGS said the quake hit near the north coast of Papua province, 83 kilometres southeast of Manokwari and was centred 29.8 kilometres beneath the ocean floor.

As per reports, people in various parts of the Papua province ran from buildings and children in the town of Manokwan, closest to the epicenter, were seen running from their schools screaming.

Earlier, a strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia's Sumatra island, but no immediate reports of damage.

Indonesia's quake-prone Aceh province was recently struck by two huge earthquakes, triggering an Indian Ocean-wide tsunami alert. These were the strongest to hit the country since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that killed 170,000 in that province.

by RTT Staff Writer

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