Earthquake jolts Manokwari, Indonesia
An earthquake measuring 5.5 degree on the Richter scale shook Manokwari, West Papua in eastern Indonesia on Sunday evening, but there was no immediate report of casualties or material damage, Xinhua reported referring to the national Antara News Agency.
According to the Indonesian Meteorology and Geophysics Agency ( BMG), the quake struck at around 9:15 p.m. local time, or 7:15 p.m. West Indonesia Time (1215 GMT), with the epicenter located 50 km deep, 0.56 South Latitude and 133.08 East Longitude, 114 km north west of Manokwari.
The agency said the quake had not potential to cause a tsunami.
The quake was the third in the country on Sunday after earlier quakes in North Sulawesi and Maluku, and the second in West Papua within 48 hours.