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Magnitude 6.8 SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA

Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at 21:02:50 UTC

News Release

The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: An earthquake occurred about 135 km (85 miles) W of Bengkulu or about 675 km (420 miles) WNW of JAKARTA at 3:02 PM MDT, Oct 24, 2007 (Oct 25 at 4:02 AM local time in Indonesia). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available.

Felt (IV) at Argamakmur, Lais, Muaraaman and Mukomuko; (III) at Kapahiang. Also felt at Bengkulu, Jakarta and in Singapore.

Preliminary Earthquake Report
U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver


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