Strong M7.9 earthquake hits off the coast of Indonesia – tsunami warning

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.

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Via USGS

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.

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Indonesia’s National Meteorological Agency announced a tsunami warning for Sumatra, including West Sumatra, North Sumatra and Aceh.

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. Update: Sad news from itv and Sky:

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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.

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