11-12-2018 10:38 PM Jerusalem Timing

7.8 Magnitude Quake Hits Western Indonesia, Tsunami Alert

7.8 Magnitude Quake Hits Western Indonesia, Tsunami Alert

A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck off Sumatra island in western Indonesia Wednesday, local officials said, triggering a tsunami warning.

IndonesiaA 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck off Sumatra island in western Indonesia Wednesday, local officials said, triggering a tsunami warning.

The quake struck at a depth of 10 kilometers (six miles), triggering a tsunami alert for parts of Sumatra, including West Sumatra, North Sumatra and Aceh, the local BMKG quake monitoring agency said.