Two quakes hit Indonesia

14:44, August 14, 2010      

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Two moderate earthquakes with magnitudes of 5.4 and 5.0 rocked eastern and western parts of Indonesia on Saturday morning, the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency reported here.

The 5.4 magnitude quake struck at 08:08 a.m. Jakarta time (0108 GMT) with epicenter at 96 km southwest Jayapura of Papua in easternmost of the country and with the depth at 29 km, the agency said.

Twenty-four minutes later, the other quake struck off Banten province in western parts of Indonesia with epicenter at 86 km southwest Unjungkulon and with the depth at 37 km, it said.

Source: Xinhua

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