Monday, March 03, 2008

Strong earthquake jolts Indonesia's West Sumatra

Jakarta (dpa) - An undersea earthquake registering 6.3 on the Richter scale struck the western coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra Monday morning, but there were no immediate reports of injury or damage, the Indonesian seismologist agency said.
The quake struck at 9:37 am (0237 GMT) and was centred in the Indian Ocean, 157 kilometres south-west of Painan in West Sumatra province, Indonesia's National Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said.
It occurred 34 kilometres beneath the seabed, but the statement did not say if the quake formed a tsunami threat.

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