6.0-Magnitude Quake Jolted Off Western Indonesia, No Casualty Reported

JAKARTA, Oct 1 (NNN-ANTARA) – An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0, jolted Indonesia’s western province of North Sumatra this morning, but there were no preliminary reports of damages or casualties, authorities said.


The quake hit at 02:28 Jakarta time today (1928 GMT Friday), with the epicentre at 15 km north-west of the North Tapanuli district, and a depth of 10 km, said the country’s meteorology, climatology and geophysics agency.


The quake, followed by two tremors, with magnitudes of 5.1 and 5.0 respectively, did not have the potential to trigger a tsunami, according to the agency.


So far, there were no reports of damages or casualties, including in the hardest-hit areas of the North Tapanuli district, said Agus Wibisono, head of the Search and Rescue Office, for the Nias Island of the North Sumatra province.


“We got information from the rescuers in the North Tapanuli district that, so far there are no damages or casualties there,” he told reporters via phone.


The tremors were also felt in the nearby province of Aceh, according to the agency.– NNN-ANTARA


Source: NAM News Network

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