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Two quakes hit Indonesia

KUALA LUMPUR, 28 Jan 2009: Two moderate earthquakes struck Indonesia today, one in northern Sumatra and the other in western Irian, according to the Meteorology Department.

The Sumatran quake, measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale, struck at 8.01am, with its epicentre at 118km southwest of Padang Sidempuan in Indonesia and 395km southwest of Klang in Malaysia, the department said in a statement.

The Irian quake, of magnitude 5.2, struck at 9.34am, with its epicentre at 901km east of Ambon in Indonesia, it added.

The department said both quakes did not pose any threat of a tsunami in Malaysia. — Bernama

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