Earthquake hits off Indonesia

INDONESIA'S Aceh province was hit by a magnitude 8.7 earthquake, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The country's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency issued a tsunami warning after the quake, which struck off the west coast of Sumatra.

USGS revised down its original reading on the quake from 8.9. 

Buildings in neighboring Singapore shook after the quake hit and tremors were felt in India.

There were no immediate reports concerning damage.

Read more on the Brisbane Times.

Topics:  earthquake, indonesia

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