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6.1-quake strikes off Indonesia's Sumatra: USGS

A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia's Sumatra island on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was issued.

The quake struck at 5:14 am (2314 GMT Friday) at

Indonesia vice energy minister dies while hiking


Indonesia's deputy energy minister, a key policy maker in the government's drive to tighten mining regulations, died after he collapsed while hiking on Saturday, a spokesman said.

"The president has

'Bali bomber' was explosives expert: FBI agent


An FBI agent testifying in the trial of the suspected Bali bomb-maker said on Thursday the accused had been identified as an explosives expert by other Islamic militants and had planned to kill US tro

5.9 quake strikes Indonesia's Sunda Strait: USGS

A moderate 5.9-magnitude quake struck Indonesia's Sunda Strait early on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage.

The qua

Indonesia quake a record, risks for Aceh grow


The powerful undersea earthquake off the Indonesian island of Sumatra this week was a once in 2,000 years event, and although it resulted in only a few deaths, it increases the risks of a killer quake

One killed, four hurt in Indonesia quakes


One person was killed and four injured following massive earthquakes in Indonesia's Aceh on Wednesday, an official said here on Thursday.

Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, head of Data Center, Information and Pu

Five killed in Indonesian quakes


Five people were killed and four injured in Aceh province on Wednesday after two massive quakes struck off Indonesia, officials said on Thursday.

"Five people were killed, one in Banda Aceh, three in

Scientists had expected Indonesia quake


Scientists had been expecting Wednesday's great earthquake off Sumatra but it occurred a little sooner, according to Arun Bapat, an Indian seismologist in Pune.

Bapat is one of the associate scientis

No likelihood of tsunami tidal waves in Indian Ocean region

A powerful 8.6 magnitude earthquake and strong aftershocks struck off Indonesia on Wednesday, sending people as far away as southern India scurrying from buildings and raising fears of a disastrous ts

Indian Ocean on tsunami watch after Sumatra quake: US centre

Indonesia has issued a tsunami warning after a quake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.9 hit waters off westernmost Aceh province.

The US Geological Survey said on Wednesday the quake was centre

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