A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck 245 km (152 mi) west of Jayapura (Papua province) at 02:29 (local time) on Thursday, June 20. The quake was recorded at a depth of 12 km (7.5 mi). Aftershocks are possible in the affected area over the coming hours and days.
Individuals in the affected area are advised to monitor developments, prepare for aftershocks, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.
In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.
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