A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia’s Sumatra island, the third tremor to rattle the realm since early Monday, in keep ing with the nation’s geophysics company.
Indonesia’s meteorology and geophysics company (BMKG) recorded the shallow quake off the Mentawai islands, off Sumatra’s west coast simply earlier than 10.30 a.m. and stated it didn’t set off a tsunami warning.
The company had earlier recorded a magnitude of 6.4 however revised that to six.1, a BMKG spokesperson stated.
Three consecutive earthquakes struck the realm with rising depth because the early hours of Monday, with a 5.2-magnitude tremor recorded earlier than daybreak, adopted by a 5.4-magnitude quake lower than an hour later.
The 6.1-magnitude earthquake was felt strongly for a number of seconds by residents within the Mentawai islands, within the provincial capital of Padang, and within the surrounding mountainous space of Bukitinggi, the catastrophe company stated in a press release.
The company stated there have been no studies of casualties however there was minor injury to buildings on Siberut island.
Individually, Novriadi, an area catastrophe official within the Mentawai islands, advised Reuters that residents in a number of villages had been evacuated to greater floor and an area church, college and well being facility had been barely broken.
The catastrophe company urged the general public to not panic and warned of the potential for aftershocks.
Padang was struck by a 7.6-magnitude earthquake in 2009 that killed greater than 1,100 individuals, injured many extra and brought about widespread destruction.
Indonesia straddles the so-called “Pacific Ring of Fire”, the place totally different tectonic plates of the Earth’s crust meet and create frequent seismic exercise.
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