An earthquake of magnitude of 6.1 on the Richter scale occurred on Monday morning at Province Papua in Indonesia, Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau told Xinhua.

The quake, which hit at 09:08 a.m. (Jakarta time) was centered 544 kilometers north-west of Port Moresby in Province Papua, at a depth of 38 kilometers. There were no casualty reports yet.

The Indonesian archipelago sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire where continental plates meet, causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity.

A moderate 5.7-magnitude earthquake has struck north-west of the Indonesian province of Aceh on Feb. 11.