A strong M7.9 earthquake hit southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia on March 2, 2016.
The powerfull quake was recorded at 12:49 UTC at a depth of 10 km (6.2mi). Tsunami threat.
The earthquake was felt in several regions of Indonesia and Malaysia.
Indonesia has issued a tsunami warning for West Sumatra, North Sumatra, and Aceh, according to the National Meteorological Agency.
There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. Update: Sad news from itv and Sky:
Indonesia sits on the so-called ‘Pacific Ring of Fire’. This zone is highly seismic, where neighboring tectonic plates violently clash. This results in a large number of earthquakes and volcanoes.