Earthquake in Western Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- There are no reports of injuries or
damages after a strong earthquake struck off western Indonesia.
It did not trigger a tsunami warning.
The preliminary magnitude 6.2 quake shook for about 30 seconds
and sent panicked residents into the streets.
It struck 34 miles beneath the ocean floor and was centered 17
miles from a coastal town on Sumatra island.
Indonesia is prone to seismic upheavals because it sits on the
Pacific "Ring of Fire," an arc of volcanos and fault lines
encircling the Pacific Basin.


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