Second Major Earthquake Hits Indonesia's Sumatra: 7.0 Magnitude
A second earthquake has struck Indonesia's Sumatra with a 7.0 Magnitude on thursday morning; no word yet on damages or casualities.
It hit at 8:52am and its epicenter was about 6 to 15 miles deep making it a shallow earthquake, which means it could cause more damage. It struck about 96 miles from Bengkulu on Indonesia's Sumatra, with an aftershock at 9:20am with a magnitude of 5.5.
This comes after an 8.3 earthquake already hit the region.
The latest quake follows a series of powerful earthquakes in the region, which is also known as the "Pacific Ring of Fire." On Tuesday, a massive 8.0 magnitude earthquake struck near the Samoa islands in the Pacific Ocean, creating deadly tidal waves that likely killed hundreds of people.
On Wednesday, a powerful 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck 30 miles from Indonesia's Padang on Sumatra, possibly killing thousands of people.
The United States Geological Survey said that Thursday's earthquake was not an aftershock to Wednesday's earthquake as they are located too far from each other. A tsunami warning has not been issued.
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