Quake of Papua coast kills 2

JAKARTA, June 16 (UPI) — A 7-magnitude earthquake rumbled near the coast of Indonesia’s West Papua province Wednesday, killing two people and injuring five, officials said.

The quake was about 125 miles north of Enarotali at depth of 18 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Police in the neighboring city of Serui said the quake damaged 20 houses and caused several fires, Kyodo News reported.

Two smaller quakes with magnitudes of 6 and 6.2 hit the same area within 40 minutes of the initial earthquake, USGS said.

Officials issued a tsunami warning but later lifted it after a tsunami did not occur, China’s state-run news agency Xinhua reported.

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