March 20, 1995 in Nation/World

Severe Quakes Shake Indonesia

Compiled From Wire Services
 
Tags:briefly

Two high-magnitude earthquakes shook a far eastern region of Indonesia today. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

The quakes occurred in the far east province of Irian Jaya, the most remote of the quake-prone Indonesian archipelago.

The United States Geological Survey in Washington said the first quake struck at 3.44 a.m. with an estimated magnitude of 6.3. At 8.53 a.m., another quake of 7.1 magnitude jolted the area, the geological survey said.


Thoughts and opinions on this story? Click here to comment >>

Get stories like this in a free daily email