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Earthquake magnitude 5.7 hits Nepal, 5.3 West Papua

Christian Fernsby |
An earthquake measuring 5.7 magnitude (ML) on the Richter scale struck the Bajhang district in Nepal.

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According to the National Seismological Centre, the epicenter of the earthquake was in Pauwagadhi of Bajhang district.

An earthquake measured at M5.3 rocked the Manokwari District in the West Papua Province. Authorities announced that it has not sparked the region’s tsunami warning.

According to the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) in Sorong, the earthquake’s epicenter was tracked at 0.48 south latitude and 134.07 east longitude just 42 kilometers off of the Manokwari District from the depth of 10-kilometers.

The BMKG announced that the earthquake is classified as a shallow quake due to local cesarean activities.

The Ransiki region in the vicinity of Manokwari had also reportedly felt the earthquake. No damages or casualties have been reported.

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