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Banda Aceh : Indonesia | 2 years ago  
A magnitude 8.6 earthquake hits Northern Sumatra, Indonesia. The said tremor was felt around 2:38PM, April 11, 2012 Wednesday. The epicenter is located at 2.311°N, 93.063°E...
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