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    Massive Quake Strikes off Indonesia

    Acehnese people run shortly after a powerfull earthquake hit western coast of Sumatera in Banda Aceh on April 11, 2012.  A massive earthquake struck off Indonesia's Sumatra island, US and Indonesian monitors reported, prompting an Indian Ocean-wide tsunami alert.         AFP PHOTO / CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN (Photo credit should read CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    An 8.6-magnitude quake has struck off the coast of Indonesia’s Aceh province—the same region that was rocked by a devastating tsunami in 2004. There were early fears of a tsunami, but within a few hours India lifted its tsunami warning, as did the Pacific tsunami center, which had issued warnings for Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and others. Waves up to one meter, or 3.3 feet, were seen off the coast of Aceh, and the area was rocked by an 8.2-magnitude aftershock shortly after the initial quake. Officials cautioned that the earthquake occurred in such a remote area that it could take days to find the extent of the damage.

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