Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Strong quake strikes off Sumatra, Indonesia

[ via China Daily ] 11 Jan

An undersea earthquake with magnitude of 7.1 rocked northern tip of Sumatra island earlier Wednesdaybut no damages or casualty was reportedofficials said.

The quake was initially registered at 7.6 in magnitude by the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency, but was later downgraded to the magnitude of 7.1. The USGS reported onits website earlier that the quake was at 7.3 magnitude with the depth at 33 km under sea bed.

A tsunami warning had been issued but then the agency lifted it as the danger did notoccur."We lifted the tsunami warning as it did not happen," the official told Xinhua by phone.

Read more: China Daily
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