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Powerful quake hit Sumatra, Indonesia
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A strong quake with magnitude of 7.0 rocked Bengkulu province of Sumatra island on Thursday morning, potential for tsunami, Indonesian Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said in Jakarta.


Tsunami warning has been issued by the agency.


The quake struck at 04:02 Jakarta time (2102 GMT) with the epicenter at 166 kilometers southwest Lais town of Bengkulu province and at 10 kilometers under sea bed, an official of the agency said.


The quake intensity was felt at 3 to 4 MMI (modified mercally intensity), a scale that can crack building in Muko-Muko town of North Bengkulu.


(Xinhua News Agency October 25, 2007)

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