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Strong quake hits off Indonesia

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Strong quake hits off Indonesia


A strong earthquake has just struck off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake, with an epicentre 20 km off Padang, had a magnitude of 7.9. 
According to eyewitnesses, the quake has damaged houses and bridges, and caused fires in the city of Padang.
The Indonesian meteorology agency has issued no tsunami warning.

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