7.9 magnitude earthquake off the coast of western Indonesia

7.9 magnitude earthquake off the coast of western Indonesia

7.9 magnitude earthquake off the coast of western Indonesia

Written by Staff Writer

02 Mar, 2016 | 8:06 pm

A 7.9 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of western Indonesia, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reports.

The USGS said the earthquake struck at 19:49 local time (12:49 GMT). It said the epicentre was 808km (502 miles) southwest of the city of Padang, and 10km deep.

However the DMC notes that the Earthquake which struck off Western Indonesia does not pose a threat to Sri Lanka.

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