Indonesia Issues Tsunami Warning After Big Quake Strikes

March 2, 2016 1:37 PM

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A powerful and shallow 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Wednesday, officials said.

The U.S. Geological Service said the temblor was centered "in the ocean" at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) and put its epicenter at 500 miles southwest of Padang, the capital of West Sumatra province.

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