Magnitude-7.8 quake hits off coast of Indonesia, but no tsunami - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Magnitude-7.8 quake hits off coast of Indonesia, but no tsunami threat to Hawaii

(Image: USGS) (Image: USGS)
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A powerful earthquake hit off the southwestern coast of Sumatra in Indonesia on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.8, the USGS said, but there is no tsunami threat in Hawaii.

The USGS said the earthquake was centered under the ocean at a depth of 15 miles. Shallow earthquakes are more likely to cause damage, but the USGS said this one was located far from land, approximately 410 miles southwest of Muara Siberut.

There were no immediate reports of any injuries or damage.

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