6.5 magnitude quake hits waters off Indonesia

The country's meteorology and geophysics agency said Tuesday's quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.5.

world Updated: Aug 16, 2011 14:00 IST
AP

A powerful earthquake struck waters off Indonesia on Tuesday.

The country's meteorology and geophysics agency said Tuesday's quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.5.

It hit 340 miles (547 kilometers) southwest of Bintuhan, a town on Sumatra island, just 6 miles (10 kilometers) under the ocean floor.

First Published: Aug 16, 2011 13:59 IST