Earthquake of magnitude 6.2 occurred in the east of Indonesia

Earthquake of magnitude 6.2 occurred in the Indonesian province of Papua on the island of New Guinea, the website of the U.S. Geological Survey.

Earthquakes have been recorded in the medium 02.56 local time (19.56 MSK Tuesday). The earthquake lies at a depth of 66.9 kilometers, the epicenter of the shock was located at 153 km south-west of the city of Jayapura.

About the destruction or injuries were reported. Information about the threat of a tsunami also been reported.

The island of New Guinea is part of the so-called "Pacific Ring of Fire" (powerful tectonic fault), characterized by high seismic activity.

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