“So far, we have not issued a warning for tsunami,” he told Xinhua over the phone.
The jolts of the quake did not cause any damage or casualty, spokesman of the national disaster management agency Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.
“The tremors only triggered panic, people were rushing outside their houses in Manokwari,” the spokesman told Xinhua in a text message.
The shakes of the quake were strongly felt for five minutes, Sutopo said.
Indonesia is prone to quakes as it lies along vulnerable quake-affected areas known as “the Pacific Ring of Fire”.