September 12, 2007 / 11:36 AM / 11 years ago

Magnitude 8.0 quake hits Sumatra

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An earthquake measuring 8.0 struck Indonesia’s Sumatra region on Wednesday, the United States Geological Survey said.

The quake had the potential to cause a tsunami, an Indonesian meteorological agency official said, putting the magnitude at 7.9.

Some offices in Jakarta were evacuated after the tremors were felt. Witnesses in Singapore and Thailand said they also felt the quake.

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