Jayapura, Papua (ANTARA News)- A 3.7-magnitude earthquake rocked Jayapura District in the Indonesian province of Papua on Sunday at 06.40 pm local time but there were no reports on casualties in the aftermath of the quake.

The Jayapura Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) reported that the epicenter of the earthquake was located around 11 kilometers away from northwest of Jayapura District at a depth of nine kilometers.

Due to the fact that it lies on Pacific ring of fire, Indonesia is prone to natural disasters, including earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

Over the past four weeks, the Indonesian resort island of Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara Province has been under the spotlight for a string of strong earthquakes that hit it since since July 29.

As a result, according to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), as of August 23, the strong earthquakes, including the 7.0-magnitude quake that shook Lombok Island on August 5, have killed at least 555 people and caused injuries to 829 others.

The majority of the fatalities were residents of North Lombok District areas, due to their close proximity to the strong earthquake`s epicenter. The repeated earthquakes have also damaged 23,098 houses and forced 134,236 people to be displaced.

Reporting by Musa Abubar
Editing by Rahmad Nasution

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