8.0 magnitude quake hits Indonesia's Sumatra

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Jakarta, Sep 12: An earthquake measuring 8.O struck Indonesia's Sumatra region today, the United States Geological Survey said.

The quake had the potential to cause a tsunami, an Indonesian meteorological agency official said, putting the magnitude at 7.9.

Some offices in Jakarta were evacuated after the tremors were felt. Witnesses in Singapore and Thailand said they also felt the quake.


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