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Indonesia Hit by 8.7 Magnitude Quake; Tsunami Warning Issued

April 11, 2012

Indonesia’s Aceh province was hit by a magnitude 8.7 earthquake, the U.S. 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 neighboring Singapore shook after the quake hit. There were no immediate reports concerning damage.

To contact the reporter on this story: Khalid Qayum in Singapore at kqayum@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Colin Keatinge at ckeatinge@bloomberg.net


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