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Wednesday, 02 March 2016 - 19:20
Indonesia earthquake: Tsunami fears after massive 7.9 magnitude quake hits
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Millions of people in Indonesia are fearing a tsunami after a huge 8.1 magnitude quake struck off the coast.

The powerful and shallow earthquake struck off the west coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, The sate Indonesian local media reported.

The epicentre was 502 miles southwest of Padang, USGS said.

It was six miles deep. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

On Boxing Day in 2004 a giant 9.1-magnitude quake in the same area triggered a tsunami that killed 230,000 people.

No Tsunami threat for Sri Lanka, states the Sri Lankan Disaster Managent Authority.

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