April 10, 2005
by Kevin Caruso
A 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra on April 10, 2005.
The U.S. Geological Survey said that the quake hit about 5:30 p.m. local time and the epicenter was 70 miles southwest of Padang, Sumatra.
(The image to the right show the location of the epicenter.)
And several aftershocks shook the region for several hours after the initial quake.
The quake caused many residents to panic and run from their homes, but there were no reports of deaths of injuries.
No tsunami warning was issued.