JAKARTA (BNO NEWS) —
A strong earthquake struck eastern Indonesia on Wednesday morning, seismologist said, but no tsunami warnings were issued.
The 6.2-magnitude earthquake at 10.06 a.m. local time (3.06 GMT) was centered about 114 kilometers (70.8 miles) from Biak, a small island located near the northern coast of Papua province. It struck about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) deep, making it a shallow earthquake, according to Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center measured the strength of the earthquake at 6.4 on the Richter scale, but no tsunami warnings were issued.
There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from the earthquake.