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Indonesia Hit by 6.3 Magnitude Earthquake

EARTHQUAKE – The United States Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 6.3 magnitude quake in Indonesia today.

Quakes may occur with no notice at all. Each country has assigned a specific agency that records the details about these shaking caused by the movements of the plates. They also issue advisories for the public.

One of the agencies that are into recorded these natural incidents is the United States Geological Survey or more commonly known as the USGS.

Recently, an update about the quakes under USGS’s records crossed the surface.


Based on an article on GMA News, the USGS recorded a 6.3 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia early Thursday.

The quake was located 248 km. west of Jayapura in Irian Jaya, West Papua Province. It was initially recorded at 6.5 magnitude. It had a depth of 12 kilometer revising the previous 10-kilometer record.

According to the report, the authorities in Indonesia has not issued an advisory over tsunami warnings and there are also no immediate reports of damage.

As of this writing, there are still no further information over the natural incident.

We’ll keep you posted for updates.

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