Moderate earthquake strikes eastern Indonesia-Xinhua

Moderate earthquake strikes eastern Indonesia

Source: Xinhua| 2022-12-08 14:27:15|Editor: huaxia

JAKARTA, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- A 5.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Papua province in eastern Indonesia on Thursday, a weather agency said.

The quake rocked at 11:58 a.m. local time (0458 GMT) with its epicenter situated at 14 km southeast of Sarmi Regency and a depth of 11 km under-land, the country's meteorology, climatology and geophysics agency said.

The earthquake did not have the potential to trigger giant waves, it said.