Powerful quake in western Indonesia sparks panic


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The 7.8 magnitude undersea quake strikes at a depth of 24 kilometers (15 miles) at about 6:50 pm (1250 GMT), the US Geological Survey says

PADANG, Indonesia (Mar. 3, 2016) — A powerful and shallow earthquake struck Wednesday, March 2, off Indonesia’s Sumatra island, sending panicked residents rushing from their homes in a region hit hard by quakes and tsunamis in the past.

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