An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale rocked Indonesia’s Papua region Saturday, the geophysics agency said.

The quake struck at 10:16 a.m. (0116 GMT) with an epicentre 88 kilometres south-east of the coastal town of Manokwari, at a depth of 10 kilometres, the Meteorology, Geophysics and Climatology Agency said.

The United States Geological Survey revised the magnitude to 6.6 from 6.9.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said there was no threat of a widespread, destructive tsunami.

“However, earthquakes of this size sometimes generate local tsunamis that can be destructive along coasts located within a hundred kilometres of the earthquake epicentre,” it said.

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