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6.2-magnitude earthquake strikes off Indonesia: USGS

Published on May 18, 2014 11:06 AM

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AFP) - A 6.2-magnitude quake struck off the western Indonesian island of Sumatra Sunday, prompting panicked people to run out of their homes.

However, there were no reports of damage and a tsunami warning was not issued.

The US Geological Survey said the quake hit at a depth of nine kilometres (six miles), just over 300 kilometres west of the coastal city Banda Aceh.

It occurred at around 7:00 am (8.00 am, SGT), USGS said.

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