Several dead as 6.2 earthquake jolts Indonesia

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Jakarta (Web Desk): Several dead after 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia’s Sumatra Island Wednesday.

According to the US Geological Survey, there was no tsunami warning or immediate reports of damage.

The strong offshore quake hit about 217 kilometres south-southwest of the city of Bengkulu at a shallow depth of 10 kilometres at 7:52 pm local time (1252 GMT).

Last month, more than 100 people were killed when a 6.2-magnitude quake rocked the small city of Mamuju on Sulawesi island.