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Two earthquakes hit Indonesia

JAKARTA, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Two earthquakes struck Indonesia's eastern Papua province on Monday, officials at the meteorology and geophysics agency said.

india Updated: Jan 22, 2007 11:21 IST
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Two earthquakes struck Indonesia's eastern Papua province on Monday, officials at the meteorology and geophysics agency said.

The first was of a moderate magnitude of 5.5 while the second was a strong 6.0, agency officials said, adding the latter could pose a tsunami risk.

"There has been no report of any tsunami nor damage from the quakes," said agency geologist Budi Waluyo.

Another official said both of the quakes occurred around 0430 GMT.

First Published: Jan 22, 2007 11:21 IST