Quake rattles Indonesia's Sumatra

JAKARTA, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- A magnitude 6.2 earthquake rattled parts of Indonesia Tuesday but did not trigger any tsunami warnings, seismologists said.

The Jakarta Globe said the shaking was felt in the Bantul district and Yogyakarta, sending many rattled residents into the streets and prompting the temporary evacuation of schools.


The newspaper said Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency did not detect any tsunamis in the area but cautioned that localized high waves could occur in the region around the Sunda Strait.

The United States Geological Survey said in a written statement the quake, which struck at 10:50 a.m. Indonesia time, was centered 194 miles south southwest of Medan, Sumatra and occurred at a depth of 27 kilometers (16.7 miles)

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