No tsunami alerts after two Indonesian quakes


An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 struck eastern Indonesia has struck off Irian Jaya.

Tthe United States Geological Survey says the quake was recorded offshore, 83km south-southeast of the town of Manokwari, at a depth of 30km.

It initially estimated the magnitude of the tremor at 7.0.

It’s the second quake recorded in Indonesia today.

No tsunami alerts have been issued.

Earlier a strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia’s Sumatra island.

The quake struck at 5:14 am local time at a depth of about 34 kilometres, 427 kilometres southwest of Banda Aceh on the northern tip of Sumatra.

There were no immediate reports of damage.

Aceh province was shaken earlier this month by two huge earthquakes, triggering an Indian Ocean-wide tsunami alert.