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6.4-magnitude quake strikes off Indonesia’s Sumatra—USGS

/ 02:19 PM July 06, 2013

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/

JAKARTA—A strong 6.4-magnitude quake struck off the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was issued.

The quake struck at a shallow depth of just 23 kilometers (14 miles), off the west coast of the vast island and 154 kilometers southwest of Sungaipenuh, said the USGS.

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Suharjono, an official from the local meteorology, climatology and geophysics agency who goes by one name, said there was no threat of a tsunami.

The quake came just days after a strong inland tremor in Aceh province, on the northern tip of Sumatra, that killed dozens of people and left thousands homeless.

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Indonesia sits on the Pacific “Ring of Fire” where tectonic plates collide, causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity.

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