6.3-magnitude quake strikes off western Indonesia

6.3-magnitude quake strikes off western Indonesia
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  • calendar-gray 17 November 2020

A 6.3-magnitude quake jolted Indonesia's western province of West Sumatra on Tuesday morning and no casualties were immediately reported, an official said, APA reports citing Xinhua.

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency did not issue any tsunami warning as the quake did not potentially trigger giant waves.

The quake struck at 8:44 a.m. local time, with the epicenter located 109 km southwest of Tuapejat, the capital of Mentawai islands district and a depth of 10 km under the seabed, it said.

The intensity of the quake was felt between III and IV MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) in Padang city, the capital of the province, Painan town and Sipora island.

The tremors were also felt in nearby Bengkulu and Jambi provinces.


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