A strong earthquake struck Sumatra island, sending people running from homes and buildings, Indonesia's Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said on Wednesday. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from the magnitude-6.3 quake, which struck at 8:24 p.m. Tuesday, local seismologists are quoted by Associated Press as saying. The quake is reportedly to have centred beneath the Indian Ocean, about 75 miles southwest of Bengkulu town, where a 7.9 quake last year killed at least 100 people and wrecked hundreds of buildings and homes. Indonesia, the world's largest archipelago nation, is prone to frequent seismic upheavals.
Russian President Vladimir Putin got the West worried again by signing Decree No. 915. The news did not produce any public effect in Russia