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Powerful Quake of 6.2 Magnitude Strikes Indonesia - USGS

© AP Photo / AP PhotoA man stands amid the damage caused by a tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. A powerful earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday, triggering a 3-meter-tall (10-foot-tall) tsunami that an official said swept away houses in at least two cities.
A man stands amid the damage caused by a tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. A powerful earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday, triggering a 3-meter-tall (10-foot-tall) tsunami that an official said swept away houses in at least two cities. - Sputnik International
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A 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked an area located 168 km southwest of the Indonesian town of Jayapura, the US Geological Survey reported on Sunday.

No preliminary data has been provided so far regarding casualties or damage to property.

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Indonesia frequently suffers from earthquakes. Earlier this year, on September 28, a 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck Sulawesi in central Indonesia. The quake was followed by tsunami waves which were more than six metres high. The natural disaster resulted in the destruction of more than 70,000 homes, and some estimates put the death toll at nearly 2,000.

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