Earthquake causes boat collision

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A group of Australians on a surf charter boat off Sumatra jumped into the water when a high wave, generated by an undersea quake, forced another boat into their craft, causing an explosion.

The major 7.7-magnitude undersea quake hit Kepulauan Mentawai, off the west coast of Indonesia, at 9.42 p.m. Monday, seismologists said, but there were no reports of damage or casualties. A tsunami warning was issued, before being cancelled.

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