Indonesia issues tsunami alert follow 7.9 magnitude quake hinh anh 1Indonesia issues tsunami alert follow 7.9 magnitude quake (Source: armradio.am)
Hanoi (VNA)Indonesia has issued a tsunami warning after a 7.9-magnitude earthquake hit the country's western island of Sumatra on March 2.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the centre of the quake was at a depth of 10km and 808 km from the city of Padang.

No reports are available yet about casualties and damage caused by the quake.

Indonesia lies on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", where the meeting of continental plates causes strong seismic activity. The island country is frequently hit by earthquakes.-VNA

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