Tsunami Alert Lifted in Indonesia Quake

March 2, 2016 3:03 PM

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Authorities in Indonesia called off warnings of a potential tsunami Tuesday after a shallow 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the western Sumatra coast.

The U.S. Geological Survey put the epicenter at 500 miles south of the city of Padang. Officials in Western Australia alert called off their tsunami alert, as did Malaysia’s government. Indonesian President Joko Widodo was at a hotel in northern Sumatra when the quake hit, but has been reported as s...

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