News Release

Magnitude 7.8 NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA
Tuesday, April 06, 2010 at 22:15:02 UTC

The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: An earthquake occurred about 205 km (125 miles) WNW of Sibolga, Sumatra or 1425 km (880 miles) NW of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia at 4:15 PM MDT, Apr 6, 2010 (Apr 07 at 5:15 AM local time in Indonesia). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. No reports of damage or casualties have been received at this time; however, this earthquake may have caused damage due to its location and size. Earthquakes of this type sometimes cause tsunamis, however the USGS has no information that an actual tsunami has been generated. For information about tsunamis, contact the NOAA Tsunami Warning Centers at http://tsunami.gov.

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