USGS: Strong 6.4 earthquake hits Indonesia's Sumatra

Indonesian island Sumatra today, a strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake felt but there was no tsunami risk.

According to the United States Geological Survey, "The quake hit at a depth of 35 kilometres at 10:08 AM (0308 GMT) 73 kilometres west of Bengkulu."

Mochammad Riyadi, an official at Indonesia's meteorology and geophysics agency, "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."

"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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