Two earthquakes strike Indonesia

Oct. 12, 2009 at 7:54 AM

JAKARTA, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Two earthquakes struck Indonesia Monday -- a 5-magnitude earthquake in North Sulawesi and a 5.1-magnitude quake in Java, weather officials reported.

The 5-magnitude temblor rocked the Melonguane area in North Sulawesi, about 86 miles northeast of Tahuna, 199 miles northeast of Bitung, 211 miles northeast of Manado in North Sulawesi and 223 miles northwest of Ternate in North Maluku, Antara reported.

The earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 struck Cilacap in central Java, the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said.

The epicenter was about 85 miles southwest of Tasikmalaya in West Java, the weather agency said.

Neither earthquake triggered tsunami warnings, weather officials said.

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