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Strong quake hits Papua, Indonesia; no tsunami alert

A strong earthquake measuring magnitude 6.9 struck off Irian Jaya in Indonesia on Thursday at a depth of 39.9 miles (64 km), the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Massive earthquake measuring 7.2 magnitude rocks Indonesia, no tsunami warning

A major 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck the eastern Indonesian province of Papua on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, sending panicked crowds running into the streets.