Two powerful earthquakes struck the island of New Britain in Papua New Guinea on late Sunday evening, seismologists said, briefly sparking a local tsunami warning for Indonesia.
The first earthquake at 11.04 p.m. local time (1304 GMT), with a magnitude of 7.2 on the Richter scale, was centered about 75 kilometers (45 miles) south-southeast of Kimbe, the capital of the province of West New Britain. A second earthquake at 11.35 p.m. local time (1335 GMT), with a magnitude of 7.2 on the Richter scale, struck about 107 kilometers (67 miles) east-northeast of Kandrian on New Britain.
"Strong earthquake strikes the Fox Islands in Alaska"
A strong earthquake struck southwest of a small town on one of the Fox Islands in Alaska on late Saturday evening, seismologists said, but no tsunami warnings were issued.
The 6.7-magnitude earthquake at 9.56 p.m. local time (0556 GMT Sunday) struck about 41 miles (65 kilometers) southwest of Nikolski, a census-designated place on Umnak Island.