#AceNewsReport – June.19: The powerful quake was picked up by observers in western Latin American countries monitoring for seismic activity, and by the US Geological Survey, which said the quake’s epicentre hit what is believed to be a sparsely populated area: Casualties or damage have not been reported for the moment: M 6.2 PAPUA, INDONESIA https://www.emsccsem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=772250
URGENT: Magnitude 6.5 earthquake rocks Indonesia’s West Papua – reports pic.twitter.com/dyuvNay1gA — Sputnik (@SputnikInt) June 19, 2019
The quake, taking place just after midnight on Thursday local time, follows a powerful magnitude 6.2 earthquake in eastern Indonesia, 133 km northwest of the city of Kupang on Timor Island on Monday.
Thursday’s quake follows a weeklong period of major seismic activity across Asia: On Tuesday, two earthqakes in Sichuan province, central China measuring magnitude 6.0 and 5.1 on the richter scale killed at least 11 people and injured 122 more: Later Tuesday, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit Japan’s Niigata Prefecture, just off the coast of the main island, causing mass power outages across thousands of residential homes.
At least five people were injured in that quake, with weak tsunamis later observed on Awashima Island in Niigata Prefecture and the city of Sakata in northern Japan: On Wednesday, the US Geological Survey reported that a magnitude 6.8 quake had struck southeast of Raoul Island in New Zealand’s remote Kermadec Islands chain. Casualties and damage were not reported.
The quake followed a series of tremors across the Pacific region on Tuesday, including a 6.8 magnitude quake shaking Japan’s east coast, and a 6.8 quake striking south of New Zealand’s Kermadec Islands chain.
#AceNewsDesk report ……………Published: June.19: 2019: