Indonesia natural disaster: 6.4 magnitude quake jolts Sumatra

Patrice Gainsbourg
Agosto 13, 2017

A shallow quake measuring 6.6 Richter scale jolted Bengkulu province in western parts of Indonesia on Sunday, but it was not potential for tsunami, according to local meteorology and geophysics agency.

The authorities said that the quake hit at a depth of 67 km, at a distance of 81 km west of the city of Bengkulu.

According to Mochammad Riyadi, an official at Indonesia's meteorology and geophysics agency told.

There are no immediate reports of damage and no tsunami warning.

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Several Twitter users reported that they felt the tremors in Singapore. It forced her to flee her house along with her family members.

Indonesia is prone to quake as it lies on a vulnerable quake-hit zone so called "the Pacific Ring of Fire".

In December 2016, an natural disaster struck Indonesia's western Aceh province killing more than 100 people, injuring many more and leaving tens of thousands homeless.

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