Quake hits Indonesia's Sumatra island, no casualties

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Posted: Oct 03, 2012 11:50 AM
Quake hits Indonesia's Sumatra island, no casualties

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck 157 miles south-southwest of Sibolga in Sumatra, Indonesia, on Wednesday at a depth of 6 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Residents on Nias island off Sumatra's western coast felt minor tremors from the quake but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no casualties, Indonesian authorities said.

(Reporting by Janeman Latula and Rieka Rahadiana; Writing by Diana Abdallah; Editing by Matthew Bigg and Alison Williams)