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Tremor hits Indonesia quake area

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A strong earthquake has hit the Indonesian province of West Papua, the latest in a series of tremors felt in the region since Sunday.

The 6.1-magnitude quake struck just off the coast, some 75km (50 miles) west of the region's main town of Manokwari, says the US Geological Survey (USGS).

There were no immediate reports of any casualties or losses.

Thousands of people in West Papua are still living in makeshift camps after Sunday's powerful quakes.

At least one person died and 50 were seriously injured in those quakes, the strongest of which reached a magnitude of 7.6.

The BBC's Lucy Williamson in Jakarta says there are fears that the continuing tremors and aftershocks could cause damaged buildings to collapse.

There are also concerns that the quakes could trigger a tsunami - although as the quakes get smaller, the likelihood of one happening has decreased, says our correspondent.

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