Indonesia

    An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 has hit Sumatra, a day after another powerful quake devastated parts of the Indonesian island. Officials now say at least 200 bodies have been found from the earlier 7.6 magnitude quake, which triggered landslides and cut power lines. Hundreds of buildings, including hospitals, collapsed in Padang, the capital of West Sumatra province. Rescue workers said the number of dead is expected to rise significantly. The first earthquake struck at 17:16 local time on Sept. 30, some 85 km (55 miles) under the sea, north-west of Padang, the US Geological Survey said. The second quake was on land and struck at 08:52 local time on Oct. 1, about 225km south-east of Padang at a depth of about 25km. (BBC)

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