Earthquake Information

January 10, 2012 (18:37:01 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.3 Off the West Coast of Northern Sumatra

A major earthquake occurred off the West Coast of Northern Sumatra at 12:37 a.m. local time at a depth of 29 km.  The earthquake was centered in the Indian Ocean about 262 miles southwest of Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia.  There were no immediate reports of damage.

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