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Major earthquake hits off Indonesia, april 11 2012


Indonesia’s Aceh province has been hit by a magnitude 8.7 earthquake, the US Geological Survey said today.

The country’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency issued a tsunami warning after the quake, which struck off the west coast of Sumatra today. USGS revised down its original reading on the quake from 8.9.

Buildings in neighbouring Singapore shook after the quake hit. There were no immediate reports concerning damage.

  http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2012/0411/breaking17.html