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- Powerful8.5 quake off Indonesia quakes trigger tsunami warnings
4 earthquakes two large quakes and two small quakes all in one day :( No deaths reported sha
A massive earthquake struck off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Wednesday afternoon, triggering a tsunami watch for the Indian Ocean, which was later canceled.
The quake struck about 434 kilometers (270 miles) southwest of Banda Aceh, the capital of Indonesia's Aceh province, and had a magnitude of 8.6, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It took place at a depth of 23 kilometers (14 miles).
There was also a series of smaller quakes off the west coast of northern Sumatra with magnitudes between 5.1 and 5.4.