Quake hits Indonesia's Sumatra; no damage reports


  • World
  • Tuesday, 05 Jul 2005

By Elaine Lies

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A strong earthquake struck Indonesia's Sumatra island on Tuesday, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage, Indonesian authorities said. 

The U.S. Geological Survey put the magnitude of the quake at 6.7. 

The quake hit at 8:52 a.m. with the epicentre in the Nias region west of the Sumatra mainland. 

"At this point, we don't have any damage reported," Fauzi, the head of North Sumatra's Geological and Meteorology Agency, told Reuters, adding that there were also no initial reports of any deaths or injuries. 

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