Another powerful earthquake jolted Indonesia’s Sumatra island this morning and an Indian Ocean – wide tsunami warning was issued. Still no reports on damage and casualties. Experts say, this was the strongest quake that hit Indonesia since a deadly tremor and a powerful tsunami hit the island on the Boxing Day in 2004. BBC News reports:

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A powerful earthquake has struck off the western Indonesian island of Sumatra, triggering a tsunami alert.

The tremor had a magnitude of 7.9, according to the Indonesian Meteorological Institute.
It caused buildings in the capital, Jakarta, to sway, and was felt in other parts of the region. There are no reports of damage or casualties.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued a tsunami alert for the entire Indian Ocean region following the latest quake.
It says it is not known whether a tsunami has been generated.
Wednesday’s earthquake struck at 1810 (1110 GMT), about 15km (nine miles) under the sea, some 100km (60 miles) south-west of the city of Bengkulu, the US Geological Survey said.
The BBC’s Lucy Williamson in Jakarta says this was the most powerful earthquake in Indonesia since the one which caused the Asian tsunami in 2004, and was dangerously shallow.

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