Indonesia quake: members safe

There were no initial reports of death or injuries to missionaries or members following an April 11 magnitude 8.6 earthquake that struck 270 miles off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia.

A large aftershock struck near the same area about two hours later, prompting tsunami warnings that were later canceled, the Associated Press reported.

Mission presidents and priesthood leaders in the impacted regions reported that all missionaries and members were safe. No Church buildings sustained damage and, at press time, there were no requests for relief assistance.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the massive 8.6 quake was a shallow 14 miles, striking in the sea 270 miles off the coast of Sumatra, making it the sixth-largest temblor in the half-century, according to the AP. Some 170,000 people from the Indonesian province of Aceh were killed in the 2004 tsunami.

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