June 15th, 2010
11:58 PM ET

Strong quakes jolt Indonesia

Two powerful earthquakes struck near the coast of Papau, Indonesia, on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

A tsunami watch was issued by the Indonesian Meteorological Agency. "The tsunami generated will likely be a small one," according to the head of the agency Fauzi.

The 6.4 magnitude quake quake struck at 12:06 p.m. local time. Ten minutes later, a more powerful 7.0 magnitude quake rattled the same region, according to the USGS. The epicenters of the two earthquakes were less than 25 miles from each other.

No damage or injuries were immediately reported, according to Priyadi Kardono, with the Indonesian National Disaster Management Agency.

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  1. james

    Thanks Beasley....were far far from any end ! In my lifetime I am simply amazed at the phenom known as God and Jesus....who started this, what a PR firm !!!!!

    June 16, 2010 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
  2. jfknapp


    June 16, 2010 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
  3. Dale

    To those who skoff, let them remain to pray. Closemindedness is the locked door of spiritual growth. Better to believe in Him and there be no God, than to not believe and there be a God. Kind of ironic how many of the world and Solar events are aligned with one of the three generations listed in the bible. When Israel became a nation again in 1948, the world as we know it entered into a "last" generation. Only three generations listed. A 40, 70, and a 70 year generation. My faith in Christ doesn't make me religious any more than doing pushups every day makes exercise a religion. I can't control a single blessed thing, so I'm good to sleep now and I will rest peacefully knowing my relationship with Him is right. Trust God, clean house, work with others!

    June 16, 2010 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |
  4. Dean

    Where is my watch?

    June 16, 2010 at 1:15 am | Report abuse |
  5. kal

    hard to post
    because this idio
    tic ad. Earth quages
    are caused because
    so much oil has
    been pumped out
    the bearings inside
    earth has run dry

    June 16, 2010 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
  6. Tulip Wednesday

    Don't worry, Mr Obama will kick some-ones ass and declare a state of emergency and then issue sanctions against the USGS.

    June 16, 2010 at 1:45 am | Report abuse |
  7. Dean

    Has anyone seen my watch? It's silver.

    June 16, 2010 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Texan

      look on your wrist

      June 16, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  8. dyah

    papua is my home town and in Biak tsunami tends to occur every year. I hope merauke is fine

    June 16, 2010 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  9. andrew

    Ur all stupiid, btw there is no god....santa on the other hand lol

    June 16, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  10. damiao

    http://www.englishtips-self-taught.blogspot.com This event is becomes more frequent.

    June 16, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ahya

      I have to admit, that I used to be great fan of Facebook. But now I just want to erase my profile, cbeause of all spam and so on. And I will definitely try on twitter and you made some excellent points about it:)Anna recently posted..

      April 22, 2012 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
  11. Dean

    Thanks, Texan! I found it! Praise god! Oh wait, I don't believe in god.

    June 16, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
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