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5.9-magnitude earthquake strikes off coast of N. Sumatra, Indonesia – USGS

5.9-magnitude earthquake strikes off coast of N. Sumatra, Indonesia – USGS


A 5.9-magnitude earthquake has been recorded near the northwestern Indonesian island of Sumatra, the US Geological Survey stated on Monday. Preliminary stories point out the quake struck at a depth of 6.4km (4 miles).

Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Company reported the quake as measuring 6.2-magnitude, including that no tsunami alert has been issued in its wake.

The big island of Sumatra is house to over 58 million folks. There have been no stories of accidents following the earthquake, which struck shortly after midnight native time (5pm GMT).

No less than three folks have been killed and several other extra injured when an earthquake struck the favored Indonesian island of Bali on October 16 and triggered a landslide. A serious 6.2-magnitude quake struck the island nation again in January, destroying scores of buildings, together with a hospital, and inflicting over 100 fatalities.

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Situated in a area dubbed the Pacific Ring of Fireplace – an arc-shaped space of frequent seismic exercise – Indonesia is rocked by 1000’s of earthquakes yearly.

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