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Earthquake of 6.1 magnitude hit western Indonesia

Severe tremors of earthquake were felt in western Sumatra, Indonesia. Earthquake intensity 6.1 measured on reactor scale However no tsunami warning was issued. Officials said that there is no immediate news of the loss of any ki…




Severe tremors of earthquake were felt in western Sumatra, Indonesia. Earthquake intensity 6.1 measured on reactor scale However no tsunami warning was issued. Officials said that there is no immediate news of the loss of any kind of life and property.
An official told the news agency Xinhua that the center of the earthquake was recorded 117 kilometers southeast of Pantawai Island, which was located in a depth of 17 kilometers from the sea level. From this 24 minutes ago the province was thrilled with an earthquake of 5.3 magnitudes, which came in a depth of 10 kilometers.
National Disaster Management Agency spokesman Suetopo Purbo Nugroho said that the tremors were felt in Sikkapan of Kapulan Mantavai district, although there is no news of any loss of life and property in the initial period.

In Mentawai, the head of the search and rescue agency said, "There was a very powerful earthquake in the region. Our officials are still in the assessment, but till now everything is safe. ' People were frightened for a few moments due to an earthquake in the foothills of Sumatra.
Ira, a resident of Padang, said, "It was very scary. This was the second earthquake that we felt today. Our house started moving, so we ran out."

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