The quake Papua in the eastern region of the collection of islands according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). According to the USGS, the earthquake hit a depth of 22km (13 miles). The quake was initially reported at 10.05am local time (1.05am BST).
Due to the quake’s epicentre being inland, there have not been any tsunami warnings as of yet.
The closest major city to the quake’s epicentre is the city of Jayapura which borders Papua New Guinea.
As of yet, there have been no reports of casualties or damage to buildings.
Following the initial quake, there have been a further three earthquakes that have hit the area.
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