The NOAA said that neither earthquake generated a Pacific-wide tsunami threat. However, "earthquakes of this size sometimes generate local tsunamis that can be destructive along coasts located within a hundred kilometers of the earthquake epicenter," the administration said.
On Wednesday, quakes rocked Iran and northern Chile. The Iranian earthquake was said to have destroyed 200 villages.
Major quakes hit Japan and Indonesia
CNN International - 1 hour ago
(CNN) -- A magnitude 6.9 earthquake rattled Japan on Thursday, within minutes of a magnitude 6.6 earthquake in Indonesia, the US Geological Survey said.
Powerful earthquake rattles northeastern Indonesia The Associated Press
Powerful earthquake rattles northeastern Indonesia International Herald Tribune