Earthquake Information

March 2, 2016 (12:49:48 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.8 Indonesia

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake occurred 800 km off the west coast of southern Sumatra, Indonesia, as a result of strike ­slip faulting within the mantle lithosphere of the Indo-­Australia Plate. 

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