Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said there were no reports of fatalities or a tsunami following Wednesday’s 8.5-magnitude quake off Sumatra.

“Praise be to God, so far there have been no fatalities or damage related to the earthquake,” which the U.S. Geological Survey measured at a magnitude of 8.7, Mr. Yudhoyono said.

“We are in coordination with authorities in Aceh and things are under control,” he added.

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