Magnitude 6.2 earthquake in Papua, Indonesia, no tsunami warning: BMKG

A map shows the location of the magnitude 6.2 earthquake that struck Indonesia’s Papua region on September 10, 2022. (Screenshot by USGS/The Epoch Times)

JAKARTA – A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia’s Papua region on Saturday but is unlikely to trigger a tsunami, the country’s Geophysical Agency (BMKG) said.

The quake occurred about 262 km (163 miles) east-northeast of Biak, Indonesia, at a depth of 16 km (10 miles), BMKG reported. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

Earlier on Saturday, magnitude 6.1, 5.9 and 5.5 quakes struck near the same location.

Indonesia straddles the ‘Pacific Ring of Fire’, where various tectonic plates of the Earth’s crust meet and produce frequent seismic activity.