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Strong 6-magnitude quake strikes near Indonesian coast – USGS

A 6 magnitude earthquake struck not far from Nias island off the western coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, according to the US Geological Survey, which put the tremor at a depth of 6.2 miles (10 km).

The quake hit some 80 miles (129km) off the west coast of Nias island on Tuesday morning, the USGS reported. While Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) noted there is currently no tsunami risk, they warned residents to brace for possible aftershocks and estimated the initial quake to have been 6.4 in magnitude.

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