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.

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