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Sunday, 06 July 2014 - 8:42
6 magnitude quake strikes western Indonesia: USGS
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A strong 6 magnitude earthquake struck western Indonesia yesterday, US seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

The quake struck at a depth of 30 kilometres, 88 kilometres southeast of Sina-bang, on the small island of Simeu-lue.

An official from Indonesia's meteorology, climatology and geo-physics agency, said the quake was felt in parts of Sumatra, a huge island to the west of Simeu-lue.

But she added: "There is no threat of a tsunami... Until now, there are no reports of casualties or damage."

Indonesia sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire" where conti-nen-tal plates collide, causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity.

 
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