Magnitude 6+ quakes shake Fiji, Indonesia

Last updated 08:53 04/04/2011

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Earthquakes over six in magnitude have struck near Fiji and Indonesia early today.

The first - 6.4-magnitude - struck the Fiji region around 2.05am, according to the US Geological Survey.

The undersea quake hit 32km west of Suva at a depth of 555km.

This morning's second six-plus magnitude shake measured 6.7 and was centred south of Java, Indonesia, at 8.06 o'clock. No depth has yet been given.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued a "localised" tsunami warning for Indonesia, but there was no such warning for areas around the Fiji quake.

"There is a very small possibility of a local tsunami that could affect coasts located usually no more than a 100 kilometres from the earthquake epicentre," the PTWC said regarding the Indonesian quake.

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