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An earthquake of magnitude 5.9 struck about 203km (126 miles) south west of Nabire, Indonesia on Monday, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said.
The quake was at a depth of 13 kilometres (7.5 miles), about 180 kilometres northeast of Tual city, Indonesia's easternmost Papua region, according to the United States Geological Survey said, but there was no tsunami warning or immediate reports of damage.
The earthquake was hit at a relatively shallow depth of 12 Shallow quakes tend to do more damage than deep tremors.
Indonesia experiences frequent quakes due to its position on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", an arc of intense seismic activity where tectonic plates collide that stretches from Japan through Southeast Asia and across the Pacific basin.
An earthquake with a 6.0 magnitude struck south of Buru Island in the Moluccas Islands province in eastern Indonesia, the country's meteorology, climatology and geophysical agency (BMKG) said on Tuesday.
Some panicked residents of a quake-hit Indonesian island have refused to return home after the tremor triggered a brief tsunami warning and fears there was more to come
The massive Dec. 26, 2004, tsunami was triggered by a magnitude 9.1 earthquake off Sumatra island. The giant wall of water killed about 230,000 people in a dozen countries as far away as East Africa. Indonesia's Aceh province, which was closest to the earthquake, was hit first and hardest.
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The earthquake was recorded at 6:44 pm (10:44 GMT), near the Moncayo district in Davao de Oro province on the island of Mindanao.
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