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Saturday, 23 November 2019

A powerful shallow magnitude of 6.1 has rocked the Papua region: This afternoons quake is the 14th major quake (M 6 or higher) of November and the 128th of 2019

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A powerful shallow magnitude of 6.1 has rocked the Papua region, Indonesia. It is the 3rd major quake to strike the region after the magnitude 7.1 hit E of Bitung, Indonesia and a magnitude 6.0 NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia on the 14th of November.

This afternoons quake is the 14th major quake (M 6 or higher) of November and the 128th of 2019. At the same date last year, 118 major quakes had occurred, in 2017, 99, 2016, 124 and 2015, 131. 

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