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Sumatra: Island in western Indonesia, westernmost of the Sunda Islands
Sumatra is an island in western Indonesia that is part of the Sunda Islands. It is the largest island that is located entirely in Indonesia and the sixth-largest island in the world at 473,481 km2.


Thousands pray for rain in Indonesia as forests go up in smoke

Thousands of Indonesians prayed for rain in haze-hit towns on the islands of Sumatra and Borneo on Wednesday, as forest fires raged at the height of the dry season, the state Antara news agency..
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Strong earthquake kills four in Indonesia

A powerful undersea earthquake that struck off the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Java has killed four people and damaged hundreds of buildings, the nation's disaster agency said on Saturday.
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Quake hits sea off Indonesia, but tsunami warning lifted

A powerful earthquake struck off the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Java on Friday, triggering a two-hour tsunami warning that sent coastal-dwellers fleeing to higher ground and panicking people in..
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Indonesia lifts tsunami warning after strong quake

Indonesia's geophysics agency lifted a tsunami warning on Friday after a strong quake off the islands of Sumatra and Java.
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Indonesia to keep monitoring for potential tsunami until at least 1435 GMT

Indonesia's geophysics agency said on Friday it would keep monitoring for the risk of a potential tsunami until at least 21:35 pm (1435 GMT) after a powerful earthquake struck off the islands of..
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Tsunami warning for parts of Indonesia's Sumatra, Java after strong quake

Indonesian authorities urged coastal-dwellers to head for higher ground on Friday after a tsunami warning with potential for waves up to three meters (10 feet) following a powerful earthquake off the..
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Tsunami warning after strong quake off Indonesia's Sumatra and Java

Indonesian authorities on Friday urged people living near the coast to move to higher ground, after issuing a tsunami warning in the wake of a magnitude 7 earthquake off the islands of Sumatra and..
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Indonesia warns of further eruptions after volcano spews ash

Indonesian officials warned on Monday against the prospect of further eruptions from an active volcano on the island of Sumatra after it emitted a huge column of ash, causing panic among residents.
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Magnitude 6.2 quake strikes off Indonesian island of Sumatra: USGS

A magnitude 6.2 quake struck southwest of the Indonesian city of Sibolga on the island of Sumatra on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
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