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Strong quake strikes near Indonesia's Papua

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  • Strong earthquake strikes northern coast of Indonesia'a Papua province of
  • No tsunami warning was issued, meteorological agency says
  • No word on casualties or damage
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JAKARTA, Indonesia (CNN) -- An earthquake struck near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia, Friday night, but no tsunami warning was issued, the head of nation's meteorological agency said.

The magnitude-5.8 quake, considered a moderate one by U.S. Geological Survey standards, was located at a depth of 35 kilometers (21.7 miles).

The quake happened near Manokwari, the capital of West Papua province, which has a population of about 800,000 people. The quake took place at 11:15 p.m. (7:15 a.m. ET).

"No reports of damage yet, no tsunami warning," according to Indonesian meteorologist Fauzi, who only uses one name. "We'll keep an eye on it."

Manokwari was struck by a series of powerful earthquakes in January -- including two that measured over 7.0 in magnitude -- that destroyed buildings in the remote area and reportedly killed four people.

Indonesia is no stranger to major earthquakes. It is located on the "Ring of Fire," an arc of fault lines circling the Pacific Basin that is prone to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

In 2004, an earthquake measuring at least 9.0 in magnitude struck off the coast of the northern tip of Indonesia's Sumatra island, triggering a major tsunami in the Indian Ocean that killed more than 200,000 people in 11 countries.

Here is a timeline of strong quakes -- over 6.0 in magnitude -- or major quakes -- over 7.0 -- that have rattled Indonesia in recent months:

August 16 -- A 6.7-magnitude earthquake rocked the western coast of Sumatra, followed by a series of six aftershocks measuring over 5.0 in magnitude that same day. Six others measuring above 5.0 occurred in the next three days. At least seven people were injured and one building collapsed.

September 2 -- A 7.0-magnitude quake struck shortly before 3 p.m. about 150 miles from Jakarta, killing 14 people, most of them in West Java. The powerful quake caused buildings to sway in the capital city.

September 7 -- A 6.1-magnitude quake was measured shortly after 11 p.m. local time (noon ET). Its epicenter was 265 kilometers, or 165 miles, south of Yogyakarta in central Java.

September 19 -- A 6.4-magnitude quake rattled the resort island of Bali around 7 a.m. while most people were still asleep. Some jumped out of buildings in panic or ran out of hotel rooms seeking the safety of open spaces. Seven people were hospitalized.

September 30/October 1 -- A 7.6-magnitude shook the island of Sumatra, destroying buildings in Padang, the capital of West Sumatra, and burying thousands of people. It was followed a day later by a 6.6-magnitude quake. More than 1,000 people are believed to have died in both quakes

October 16 -- A 6.1-magnitude quake jolts the Sunda Strait, a narrow body of water between Java and Sumatra islands shortly before 5 p.m. There were no reports of any major damage or casualties.

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