Gulf Times - Sumatra
Rescuers check remote Indonesian islands after quake

Rescuers check remote Indonesian islands after quake

A ship carrying military personnel and search and rescue officials was dispatched to check on remote island communities in western Indonesia a day after a powerful earthquake, as strong aftershocks rattled the region.

7.9 magnitude quake hits West Indonesia, tsunami alert

7.9 magnitude quake hits West Indonesia, tsunami alert

A 7.9-magnitude shallow earthquake struck off Indonesia's western island of Sumatra Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said, with local authorities issuing a tsunami warning.