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5.9-magnitude quake hits easternmost Indonesia

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake jolted Indonesia s easternmost Papua province earlier Friday, the country s meteorology and geophysics agency said.The quake struck at 4:36 am Jakarta time Friday with the epicentre at 72 km northwest Jayapura district and the shallow at 11 km under-earth, official in charge at the agency Wahyu Kurniawan said. We did not issue a tsunami warning for this quake, he told Xinhua by phone.Indonesia is prone to quakes as it lies in the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, a zone vulnerable to earthquakes.

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