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5.8 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia

Christian Fernsby |
An earthquake of 5.8 magnitude jolted Indonesia's western province of West Sumatra on Wednesday, the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics said.

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Topics: INDONESIA   

The quake rocked at 08:24 a.m. Jakarta time (0124 GMT) with the epicenter located at 3 km southeast Tuapejat village of Mentawai islands district and its depth was at 29 km.

The agency did not issue a warning for a tsunami.

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