In Jayapura town (Source: Getty)  
 
Jakarta (VNA) - A 6.2 magnitude earthquake occurred about 168km south-southwest of the town of Jayapura, Indonesia, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported on December 16.

The USGS first reported the earthquake at a 6.1 magnitude at a distance of 174km from Jayapura.

Indonesia sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire and is regularly hit by earthquakes. In 2004, the Indian Ocean tsunami killed 226,000 people in 13 countries, including 168,000 in Indonesia.-VNA