Two moderate quakes hit eastern Indonesia

18:30, March 12, 2011      

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Two moderate earthquakes rocked eastern Indonesia's Maluku and Papua provinces on Saturday, the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency said here.

The first tremor of 5.4 magnitude was centered at 162 kilometers southwest of Jayapura City of Papua province on 13:04 local time (0404 GMT) and at a depth of 10 kilometers under seabed.

The second one of 5.0 on the Richter scale was centered at 261 kilometers northwest of Saumlaki City of Maluku province at 17:45 local time (0845 GMT) and at a depth of 10 kilometers under seabed.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage and the agency has not issued a tsunami warning after the two quakes.

Source: Xinhua

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