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Earthquake of magnitude struck Indonesia's Sumatra Island

Earthquake of magnitude struck Indonesia's Sumatra Island
Earthquake of magnitude struck Indonesia's Sumatra Island
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Singapore sources have made a statement that the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said that an earthquake of magnitude 6.5 struck west of Indonesia's island of Sumatra on Sunday (Aug 13). Sources have stated that there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage in the quake, which hit at a depth of 67km, at a distance of 81km west of the city of Bengkulu.



Mochammad Riyadi, an official at Indonesia's meteorology and geophysics agency told that "the earthquake was quite strong and shallow, it was felt all the way to Padang, West Sumatra, but there was no threat of a tsunami". Moreover he said officials were checking if there were any casualties or damage.

Earthquake of magnitude struck Indonesia

Moreover Bengkulu resident Neng Hasnah said the quake felt very strong for a few seconds, forcing her and her family members to flee her house. Indonesia sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire" where tectonic plates collide, causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity. Sources have added that an 

earthquake struck Indonesia's western Aceh province in December 2016, killing more than 100 people, injuring many more and leaving tens of thousands homeless.


Earthquake of magnitude struck Indonesia's Sumatra Island
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