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Jakarta - A strong earthquake has hit Indonesia's eastern province of Papua, causing panic among residents.
The earthquake struck at 8.42am local time on Wednesday.
Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency says in a preliminary estimate that its magnitude was 6.2.
The agency says the quake was centred about 30km southwest of the town of Oksibil at a depth of 57km.
Residents in Oksibil ran out from houses in panic, but there are no immediate reports of damage or casualties.
Indonesia is located on the Pacific “Ring of Fire”, an arc of volcanos and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin. - Sapa-AP