The star on the map shows the location of the 7.9 earthquake. Photo courtesy: US Geological Survey

The star on the map shows the location of the 7.9 earthquake. Photo courtesy: US Geological Survey

Wednesday evening in Indonesia, a 7.9 earthquake struck about 500 miles off the coast of the island of Sumatra in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Tsunami warnings were issued for Indonesia, Australia and Thailand, but no evidence was found of tsunamis and the warnings were lifted in all countries hours after the quake.

Panic amongst Indonesian residents initially ensued, as some sought higher ground. But so far, according to all international media reports, there has been no significant damage, injuries or deaths.

Stay tuned to GrindTV.com for updates on this breaking story.

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