Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake strikes northern Sumatra, Indonesia

A powerful magnitude 6.6 earthquake has struck the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

According to Geoscience Australia, the quake struck 130km southeast of Banda Aceh around 9.00am AEDT at a depth of 20 kilometres.

Authorities said the quake could have been felt by people up to 836km away.


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There have been no reports of injury or damage.

PHOTO: Geoscience Australia | http://www.ga.gov.au/earthquakes/getQuakeShakeDamage.do?quakeId=3903652

PHOTO: Geoscience Australia | http://www.ga.gov.au/earthquakes/getQuakeShakeDamage.do?quakeId=3903652

The Bureau of Meteorology took to social media to reassure Australians that no tsunami threat was present.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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