Powerful quake shakes Indonesia, however no casualties reported

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A robust undersea earthquake shook Indonesia’s northernmost province of Aceh on Saturday, however there have been no fast experiences of great injury or casualties and officers mentioned there was no risk of a tsunami.

Witnesses mentioned many individuals ran out of their properties to greater floor when the pre-dawn earthquake struck, however they later acquired textual content messages saying there was no hazard of a tsunami. An enormous quake off the coast of Aceh in 2004 triggered a robust tsunami that killed round 230,000 folks in a dozen nations.

Saturday’s magnitude 6.2 quake was centered 40 kilometers (24.8 miles) south-southwest of Meulaboh, a coastal metropolis in Aceh province at a depth of 49 kilometers (30.4 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey mentioned.

The Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Company measured the earthquake at magnitude 6.4. Variations in early measurements are frequent.

Indonesia is a seismically lively archipelago of 270 million folks that’s regularly struck by disasters equivalent to earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis.

In February, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake killed at the least 25 folks and injured greater than 460 in West Sumatra province. In January 2021, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake killed greater than 100 folks and injured almost 6,500 in West Sulawesi province.

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