Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Strong quakes hit off Indonesia's Papua

Ectract From The Star Online

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A series of quakes struck off Indonesia's Papua province on Wednesday within a few minutes of each other, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, but there were no reports of casualties.

A 6.4 magnitude quake was followed 10 minutes later by a 7.0 magnitude quake, USGS said. A third quake struck a little later, with a magnitude of 6.3.

Indonesia's meteorological agency said the quakes occurred 114 kilometres (70.84 miles) southeast of Biak, in Papua, at a depth of 10 kilometres, and issued a tsunami warning after the second quake.

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency's spokesman, Priyadi Kardono, said there were no reports of casualties from the area. Kardono said he was still awaiting updates after the second quake.

When the human do the wrong thing, this disaster will happen to remind the human kind.(cakap omputih plak)

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