7.3-magnitude Earthquake Hits Off Western Indonesia Coast

Posted January 10th, 2012 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A powerful earthquake has hit waters off the western coast of Indonesia's Sumatra island.

The U.S. Geological Survey says that the magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit Tuesday at a depth of 29 km, 423 kilometers of Banda Aceh on Sumatra.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue an immediate tsunami warning for that area of the Indian Ocean.