7.8 quake off Sumatra

U.S. Geological Survey is reporting an earthquake hit Indonesia on Tuesday


Associated Press
April 7, 2010 3:04AM (UTC)

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 has rattled northern Sumatra in Indonesia, the U.S. Geological Survey reported Tuesday.

The quake struck at 2215 GMT (5:15 a.m. local time) and was 205 kilometers (125 miles) northwest of Sibolga, in Sumatra, Indonesia and 1,425 kilometers (880 miles) northwest of Jakarta, the USGS said.

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It was 46 kilometers (28.6 miles) deep, the agency said.


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