An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 hit Bintang mountain range in the easternmost Indonesian province of Papua on early Wednesday. The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) stated the epicenter of the earthquake which struck at 03.19 a.m. local time.
It is was located 4.95 degrees southern latitude and 140 degrees eastern longitude or 57 kilometers southwest of Bintang mountain range at a depth of 19 kilometers, the agency said on its official website. The tremor did not have the potential to trigger a tsunami and no injuries or casualties have been reported,.
An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale is considered moderate and capable of causing damage.