A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of western Indonesia

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The USGS said the earthquake struck at 19:49 local time (12:49 GMT). It said the epicentre was 805km (500 miles) south-west of the city of Padang, and 24km deep.

Indonesia's National Meteorological Agency lifted its tsunami warnings several hours after the tremors.

Australian tsunami warnings for Cocos Island, Christmas Island and Western Australia were also lifted.

No tsunami warnings were issued in India or Sri Lanka.

BBC. Indonesia earthquake off Sumatra measures 7.8. 2 March 2016. from: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35704845