Strong earthquake off Indonesia: 97 dead, dozens trapped in rubble on Sumatra

According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake hit just offshore northern Sumatra (19 km from the town Sigli) at 05:03 local time (22:03 UTC) December 7 at a depth of 17.2 km, reports. No tsunami alert was issued. Many buildings collapsed

7.8 magnitude earthquake strikes near Sumatra

The USGS said the earthquake struck at 19:49 local time (12:49 GMT). It said the epicentre was 805km (500 miles) south-west of the city of Padang, and 24km deep, reports with reference to BBC. Indonesian officials issued a tsunami warning for