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Monday , 21 January 2019
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Earthquake Of Magnitude 6.4 Hits Indonesia’s Sumatra; No Tsunami Warning

An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck Sumatra in western Indonesia on Sunday with tremors being felt as far away as Singapore and Malaysia.

Seismologists, however, said there was no risk of tsunami.

The quake hit at a depth of 35 kilometres at 10:08 AM (0308 GMT) 73 kilometres west of Bengkulu.

Meanwhile, panicked residents fled their homes.

There are no reports of damage or casualties, however.

Indonesia’s meteorology and geophysics agency official said that the tremors were quite strong.

“The earthquake was quite strong and shallow, it was felt all the way to Padang, West Sumatra, but there was no threat of a tsunami,” he said.

He added the officials are looking out if there are any casualties or property damage.

A resident of Bengkulu , Neng Hasnah said, “I was carrying my seven-month old granddaughter and I had to run, all the neighbours also ran outside their homes,” Hasnah said.

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