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article imagePowerful 7.5-magnitude quake strikes Indonesia, tsunami warning

By Andrew Moran     Oct 25, 2010 in World
Bengkulu - A severe 7.5-magnitude earthquake has been reported in the Kepulauan Mentawai region in Indonesia. There have been no immediate reports of any deaths or significant damages. No aftershock has yet to be reported.
On Monday, a powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake hit the coast of the Kepulauan Mentawai region in the Sumatra area of Indonesia, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
There have been no reports of aftershocks.
The earthquake was located 150 miles (245 km) west of Bengkulu, Sumatra and 500 miles (810 km) northwest of Jakarta. The strong earthquake’s depth was measured at 8.8 miles (14.2 km).
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued a tsunami watch for Indonesia: “There is the possibility of a local tsunami that could affect coasts located usually no more than a hundred kilometres from the earthquake epicentre.” The warning added that local governments should be cautious of this warning.
There have been no immediate reports of any significant damages, deaths or injuries.
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