Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 21 December 2014

Strong quake rattles Indonesia

An undersea earthquake has hit western Indonesia
An undersea earthquake has hit western Indonesia

A strong undersea earthquake has hit parts of western Indonesia, but no tsunami warning has been issued and there have been no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

The US Geological Survey said the 6.2-magnitude quake struck at a depth of 12 miles.

Indonesia's Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said the tremor was centred about 100 miles south-east of Mentawai island, off western Sumatra.

The Indonesian agency said the earthquake was felt in the cities of Padang and Bengkulu and along the southern coast of Sumatra.

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