7.3 Magnitude Earthquake Strike Indonesia Prompts Tsunami Warning 1/10/12 -- News Story
Indonesia Earthquake Prompts Tsunami Warning thoughts M 7.3 EARTHQUAKE - OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA 01/10/12 thoughts 1/10/2012 -- 7.3 magnitude earthquake in Sumatra -- northwest of Australia thoughts 7.3 Earthquake Hits Indonesia thoughts Reports say a powerful earthquake hit off the coast of western Indonesia early Wednesday, prompting officials to briefly issue a tsunami warning. It was said that panicked residents ran from their homes, some fleeing to high ground by car or motorcycle, but there were no reports of injuries or serious damage.Reports say the US Geological Survey said the magnitude-7.3 quake struck 260 miles 420 kilometers off the coast of Aceh province just after midnight. It was centered 18 miles 30 kilometers beneath the ocean floor.reports say People in the provincial capital, Banda Aceh still deeply traumatized by the 2004 monster quake and tsunami poured into the streets as sirens blared from local mosques reports say.Some headed to the hills, choking roads with traffic.In the town of Simeulue, patients were evacuated from a hospital.Reports have not been received about injuries or significant damage.Nearly two hours after the quake, the local geological agency lifted its tsunami warning. It was said that Indonesia is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," an arc of volcanos and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin.A giant quake off the country on Dec. 26, 2004, triggered a tsunami in the Indian <b>...</b>
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