Tuesday, April 6

Major Earthquake Of 7.8 Magnitude ROcked The Northwestern Coast Of The Indonesian Island Of Sumatra

Photo: A major earthquake of 7.8 magnitude shook the northwestern coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Tuesday.

Indonesia Quake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale struck off the Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday (Beijing Time), according to the China Earthquake Administration.

Depth of the Earthquake is about 33 kilometers, the quake's epicenter lay in 2.4 degrees north latitude and 97.1 degrees east longitude, according to the administration.

At least five aftershocks measuring up to a magnitude of 5.2 were recorded.

According to the Governor of the northern Sumatra province of Aceh, Irwandi Yusuf, "So far no damage or casualties have been reported and the situation is under control".

Right Photo (AP): Residents flee their homes after an earthquake in Banda Aceh on Sumatra island, Indonesia on Wednesday. A 7.7 earthquake shook the island early Wednesday, prompting a brief tsunami warning
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