A powerful magnitude 7.0 earthquake has struck the Indonesian province of Papua, the quake hit at 06.41 am, almost 250 kilometres (150 miles) west of the provincial capital Jayapura at a depth of 52 km
Indonesia sits on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” where tectonic plates collide, causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity.
A 6.3-magnitude earthquake that hit south of Mount Iliamna around 6:35 p.m. Tuesday rattled Alaska from Kodiak to Fairbanks, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center.
The quake struck roughly 70 miles below the Earth’s surface across Cook Inlet from Homer, said Michael West, a seismologist at the Alaska Earthquake Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The epicenter was about 144 miles southwest of Anchorage.
Mexican volcano spews ash two kilometres into the sky, Mexico's National Center for Disaster Prevention recorded 80 low-intensity exhalations and six explosions.