6.1-magnitude earthquake strikes off Indonesia’s Sumatra island

JAKARTA: A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the coastline of Indonesia’s Sumatra island, the 3rd tremor to rattle the place due to the fact early Monday, in accordance to the country’s geophysics agency.
Indonesia’s meteorology and geophysics company (BMKG) recorded the shallow quake off the Mentawai islands, off Sumatra’s west coast just just before 10.30 a.m. and reported it did not result in a tsunami warning.
The company experienced earlier recorded a magnitude of 6.4 but revised that to 6.1, a BMKG spokesperson said.
A few consecutive earthquakes struck the spot with expanding intensity due to the fact the early several hours of Monday, with a 5.2-magnitude tremor recorded in advance of dawn, adopted by a 5.4-magnitude quake a lot less than an hour later.
The 6.1-magnitude earthquake was felt strongly for many seconds by citizens in the Mentawai islands, in the provincial cash of Padang, and in the encompassing mountainous area of Bukitinggi, the catastrophe company claimed in a statement.
The agency stated there had been no studies of casualties but there was small problems to buildings on Siberut island.
Separately, Novriadi, a area catastrophe formal in the Mentawai islands, told Reuters that citizens in numerous villages had been evacuated to increased floor and a regional church, university and wellbeing facility had been a bit broken.
The catastrophe agency urged the community not to stress and warned of the likely for aftershocks.
Padang was struck by a 7.6-magnitude earthquake in 2009 that killed more than 1,100 people, hurt several extra and caused widespread destruction.
Indonesia straddles the so-referred to as “Pacific Ring of Fire”, where by distinct tectonic plates of the Earth’s crust fulfill and build repeated seismic action.

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