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8.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hit Coast of Indonesia: Tsunami Alert Announced

An earthquake struck the Indonesian coast Wednesday afternoon prompting a tsunami alert being announced for the Indian Ocean. The quake had a magnitude of 8.6 as per the U.S. Geological Survey. It struck about 434 kilometers southwest of Banda Aceh, the capital of Indonesia’s Aceh province. It occurred at a depth of 23 kilometers. A…