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Sunday 10 April 2005

Sumatra shaken by new earthquake

A strong earthquake has struck near the Indonesian island of Sumatra, say seismologists. The epicentre of the quake, which had an estimated magnitude of 6.7, was about 120km (75 miles) south-west of the city of Padang, officials said.

There were no immediate reports of damage, but some people fled the coast. The latest tremor revived fears of a repeat of the 26 December tsunami disaster, which killed an estimated 300,000 people in a dozen countries. Two-thirds of the deaths occurred in Indonesia.

However, no tsunami warning was issued on Sunday.

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