Indonesia: 7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes west of Sumatra Island

In Indonesia, a magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck west of Sumatra Island today. According to Indonesia's geophysics office (BMKG), the earthquake triggered a tsunami warning for around two hours. The Tsunami warning, which asked authorities to immediately instruct residents of the affected area to move away from shores, has since been lifted. According to Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency, authorities are collecting data from the islands closest to the epicentre off the western coast of Sumatra.

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