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Magnitude-7.8 earthquake strikes off Indonesia

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(Worthy News) - A magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck Wednesday off the coast of Indonesia, another major tremor in an area known for those -- though, thankfully, this one didn't immediately appear to cause widespread death or destruction.

The quake was centered in the Indian Ocean about 410 miles (660 kilometers) southwest of Muara Siberut and roughly 500 miles west-southwest of Padang, which is on the west coast of Sumatra, the Asian archipelago nation's largest island.

The U.S. Geological Survey indicated the earthquake struck 15 miles deep. [ Source ]

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