A strong magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Indonesia’s Papua region at 06.41 am local time on Tuesday.
The quake, believed to be 32.8 miles deep, was centred 154 miles west of the provincial capital Jayapura, near Papua New Guinea
Geologists say there is no threat of a tsunami.
The earthquake damaged several building and a teenage boy died after he fell into a river as he was fishing
According to yahoo news: One house collapsed and another was partially damaged in Kasonaweja city, not far from the epicentre, while patients were evacuated from a hospital after its walls cracked, said local disaster agency official Yonas Taudufu.
A 15-year-old boy fell into a river where he was fishing and drowned when the quake hit, he said. Local people later recovered his body.
A 50-metre (160-foot) crack also appeared in a road.
Indonesian authorities and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no threat of any tsunami.
Indonesia sits on the Pacific “Ring of Fire”, where tectonic plates collide, causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity.
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