Earthquake Of Magnitude 5.7 Strikes Indonesia’s Sumatra


Jakarta: Earthquake of magnitude 5.7 on the Richter scale struck Northern Sumatra province in Indonesia on Saturday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre said.

The quake was at a depth of 10 km (6.21 miles), EMSC said.

According to reports, one person was killed while nine were injured in the quake.

Five houses were also damaged and 53 aftershocks were recorded after the quake was first felt at 2:28 a.m. (1928 GMT), said reports, adding there was no tsunami risk but warning of potential landslides in hilly areas.

Indonesia suffers frequent earthquakes, straddling the “Pacific Ring of Fire”, a seismically active zone where different plates of the earth’s crust meet.

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