Magnitude quake jolts Western Indonesia, no tsunami alert issued

13 Août, 2017, 08:34 | Author: Claudine Rigal
  • The 6.5 quake struck the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Source USGS

An quake measuring 6.4 in magnitude struck Indonesia's Sumatra on Sunday, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The quake hit at a depth of 35 kilometres (22 miles) at 10:08 am (0308 GMT) 73 kilometres west of Bengkulu, according to the United States Geological Survey.

A strong natural disaster struck off the coast of southern Sumatra in Indonesia on Sunday, causing panic as it was felt several hundred kilometres away in Singapore.

No tsunami warning was issued. Source USGS
No tsunami warning was issued. Source USGS

Bengkulu resident Neng Hasnah said that the tremors were felt very strongly for a few seconds.

There are no immediate reports of damage and no tsunami warning. "I was carrying my seven-month old granddaughter and I had to run, all the neighbours also ran outside their homes", Hasnah told AFP.

Some residents also posted on twitter, wondering whether the tremors were a result of an quake in the region.

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