Earthquakes in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea: at least 3 dead

Earthquakes in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea: at least 3 dead”

A 7.0-magnitude quake struck Papua New Guinea's New Britain island on Thursday, the United States Geological Survey said, triggering a tsunami warning.

Just more than an hour later, a magnitude 6.3 quake hit further northeast on the island.

Following the tremor, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said it had the potential to generate a tsunami.

Pacific Tsunami Warning Center oceanographer David Walsh said scientists don't have tide gauges close to the where the quake happened and weren't able to say for sure whether any tsunamis were generated, he said.

An natural disaster measuring 6.0 on the Richter struck off the coast of the islands of Java and Bali in Indonesia killing three people in buildings that shattered like a house of cards, Efe news reported.

The quake was initially recorded with a magnitude of 7.3 but was downgraded.

Less than two hours earlier, Indonesia was rocked by a 6.0-magnitude quake which left at least three people dead on the island of Java. He had killed at least 125 people, and cut off from the world some of the mountain villages.

The earthquake's tremors were felt as far as the holiday island of Bali, where locals and tourists were woken up by the sensation.

There were a string of smaller tremors measuring up to 6.2 immediately before and after the main quake.

The quake near Bali caused brief panic among residents, although there was no tsunami alert issued.

The latest quake came on the same day when the Indonesian authorities planned to conclude the search for victims of the quake-tsunami that struck its Sulawesi Island on September 28.

The USGS said the epicentre was 40 kilometres north-east of Sumberanyar on Java island.

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