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A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 struck off the southwestern coast of Sumatra Friday in the same area shaken by a major 8.4-magnitude temblor that killed 13 people earlier in the week.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center initially issued an alert but lifted it later after no problems were reported.

The quake struck at 6:01 a.m. (2300 GMT Thursday), 120 km (75 miles) west-southwest of Sumatra's Bengkulu province and 650 km (405 miles) west-northwest of Jakarta. Read full article »

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