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Massive Indonesia quake triggers tsunami alert

A massive earthquake struck off Indonesia’s Sumatra island on Wednesday, triggering an Indian Ocean-wide tsunami alert and evacuation orders to clear people away from the coast. The quake’s magnitude was 8.6, according a revised reading from the US Geological Survey, and struck 431 kilometres (268 miles) off the Indonesian city of Banda Aceh where…

7.3 magnitude quake strikes off western Indonesia: USGS

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 struck off the west coast ofIndonesia’s Northern Sumatra on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey reported. A tsunami warning has been issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. The quake, which had a depth of 29 kilometres, hit at 2:37 am (1837 GMT) around 261 miles southwest of Banda Aceh. An official…