UK Today News: Indonesia Earthquake : Sumatra Earthquake- Island of Sumatra hit by Earthquake
The northwest island of Sumatra, Indonesia was hit by a massive earthquake of 7.7 magnitude on the Richter scale. This earthquake struck in the early hours of Wednesday Morning.
See video below with details of Sumatra Earthquake.
Tsunami warnings have been given and residents are asked to get to higher grounds.
Local time 5:15 a.m.the earthquake was centered 125 miles northwest of Sibolga, Sumatra at depths of 28.6 miles, said the U.S. Geological Survey.
Tsunami warnings have been issued by the Indonesia Meteorology, Geophysics Agency and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Honolulu, but the warnings were lifted after two hours of the quake.
Around five aftershocks measuring up to 5.2 were recorded.