Time of writing of this post is 11:00 Hrs IST (+5:30 GMT)
BBC News – Strong earthquake hits off Indonesian island of Sumatra (9 hours ago)
A 6.3-magnitude earthquake has struck west of Indonesia’s Sumatra Island.
The US Geological Survey said the quake hit at a depth of 18.1 km (11.2 miles) at 1629 GMT – 137km (85 miles) from the port city of Bengkulu. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said there was no threat of a destructive widespread tsunami. Indonesia has recently been struck by many quakes. More than 1,000 people were killed off Sumatra in September.The country sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire, one of the world’s most active areas for earthquakes and volcanoes. read full at BBC website