A strong 6.4-magnitude quake struck Indonesia's remote West Papua Sunday, the country's geophysics agency said.

The quake struck at 3:54 pm (0854 GMT) with an epicentre 127 kilometres (79 miles) northwest of the town of Manokwari in West Papua, the Jakarta Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said.

It was measured at a depth of 12 kilometres.

The agency's technical chief Suharjono said there appeared to be no damage or injuries reported yet.

"The tremors, which lasted less than a minute, were strong enough to cause people to panic. They all ran out of their homes," he added.

"But so far, we have not received reports of casualties or damage to buildings," Suharjono said.

Indonesia sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," where the meeting of continental plates causes high volcanic and seismic activity.