Major 8.7 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia

Jakarta: A massive earthquake on Wednesday hit Indonesia’s Sumatra Islands forcing the authorities to issue a Tsunami warning. 

According to reports, the magnitude of the earthquake was measured to be 8.9 on the Richter Scale. 

However, it was later revised to be 8.7 on the Richter Scale by the USGS. The epicenter of the earthquake is said to be in Sumatra Islands. However, there are no reports of any major casualty or any large scale destruction of the property. 
The tremors of the high intensity quake also felt in northeastern and other region of the India including West Bengal, Bihar, Assam and Manipur. More details are awaited.

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