UPDATES: Tsunami warning lifted after massive 7.9 earthquake strikes southwest of Indonesia
The epicentre was 502 miles (808km) south-west of Padang, USGS said. It was six miles deep.
Major 8.2 magnitude quake strikes southwest of Indonesia
The quake was felt strongly in Padang in West Sumatra for a few seconds, a Agence France-Presse journalist in the city said. People ran out of their homes to get to higher ground.
However, USGS said there was a “low likelihood of casualties and damage”. “There are likely to be no affected structures in this region,” the organisation added on its website.
Indonesia earthquake off Sumatra measures 7.9
Deaths reported after 7.8 quake strikes off Indonesia, tsunami warning issued Indonesia earthquake: Tsunami warnings issued as 7.9 magnitude tremor hits south-east Asia Magnitude-7.8 earthquake strikes off Indonesia The shallower a quake, the more likely it is to cause damage. USGS originally put the magnitude at 8.2, and then 8.1, before lowering it to 7.9.
Indonesia, badly affected by the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004, straddles the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, a highly seismically active zone where different plates on the earth’s crust meet and create a large number of earthquakes a region devastated by the 2004 Indian Ocean quake and tsunami. The warning was issued for West Sumatra, BREAKING: Fears of catastrophic tsunami after HUGE earthquake strikes Indonesia индонезия землетрясения видео ഇന്തോനേഷ്യ ഭൂകമ്പം വീഡിയോ Endonezya deprem vídeo Terremoto de Indonesia lindol インドネシアの地震のビデオ
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