Wednesday, February 20, 2008

earthquake hitting Sumatra

february 20 2008

Indonesia has been hit by a powerful earthquake.
The island of Simeulue off the western coast of Sumatra (the region worst hit by the 2004 tsunami) was shaken at a magnitude of 7.6 on the scale of Richter.

A tsunami warning was issued, but cancelled later.

News from the area reports that 3 people are killed, at least 25 others are seriously injured and buildings are damaged.

The quake was felt in large areas of western and northern Sumatra during about a minute.
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