Editor's note, 2:35 p.m. EST: The story has been updated to include the Indonesian government's tsunami warning.
An earthquake has struck near west coat of northern Sumatra, Indonesia. the same island that was hit by a devestating earthquake and tsunami in 2004. The preliminary magnitude of today's quake was 7.3, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The Indonesian government has issued a tsunami warning, reported the Daily Mirror. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has not issued a tsunami warning. Details from the USGS:
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 18:37:01 UTC
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 12:37:01 AM at epicenter
Location: 2.396°N, 93.175°E
Depth: 29.1 km (18.1 miles)
Distances from epicenter:
423 km (262 miles) SW of Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia
537 km (333 miles) SW of Lhokseumawe, Sumatra, Indonesia
951 km (590 miles) W of KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia
1789 km (1111 miles) WNW of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia
This article will be updated if the event proves significant.