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Twin 6.8 & 6.9 magnitude earthquakes strike Indonesia

Twin 6.8 & 6.9 magnitude earthquakes strike Indonesia

A pair of powerful earthquakes has rocked the Indonesian coast, measured at 6.8 and 6.9 magnitude, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS), shaking the island of Sumatra.

The two quakes struck off Sumatra’s western coast on Wednesday morning, with an estimated depth of 22 kilometers (13 miles) and 26 kilometers (16 miles) respectively.

The first tremor impacted an area some 144 kilometers (89 miles) away from Bengkulu, while the second came closer to the city at 130 kilometers (80 miles). There are no reports of damage or injuries as of yet.

Two earthquakes (magnitude 6.8 and magnitude 6.9) happened less than 10 minutes apart from each other to the southwest of Bengkulu, Indonesia, according to the USGS. pic.twitter.com/UPadBXfmBO

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