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 2 yrs | Residents report finding wreckage of missing Indonesian airliner

              An Indonesian passenger plane that lost contact with air traffic control earlier on Sunday has been found crashed in the remote eastern region of Papua, Indonesian transport minister Ignatius Jonan says. Local residents say they found the wreckage in the forested and mountainous district of Oktabe. Trigana Air Service Flight 267, which was carrying 49 passengers and 5 crew members, is said to have crashed into a mountain in the Bintang Highlands. The fate of those on board remains unknown. Indonesia's national search and rescue agency, BASARNAS, said rescue workers have not yet reached the site and rescuers are not expected to reach the area until operations resume at first light.   


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 2 yrs | Powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake strikes eastern Indonesia

              A powerful earthquake has struck the Indonesian part of the island of New Guinea, according to the country's seismological agency BMKG. The 7.2-magnitude earthquake, which struck at 6:41 a.m. local time on Tuesday, was centered on land about 241 kilometers (150 miles) southwest of Jayapura, the capital of Papua province. It struck about 49 kilometers (30 miles) below the surface, making it a shallow earthquake, BMKG said. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) measured the earthquake at a preliminary 7.0, estimating that some 245,000 people near the epicenter may have experienced moderate to strong shaking. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.   


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