According to the American Institute of Geophysics (USGS), a magnitude 6.1 earthquake occurred on Monday off the Sumatra Islands, Indonesia. The Indonesian seismology agency has asked people living near the epicenter to be wary of possible aftershocks.
A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck around 9:59 p.m. Monday (2:59 p.m. local time) off the Sumatra Islands, Indonesia, according to the United States Institute of Geophysics (USGS). The earthquake’s epicenter is southwest of the city of Padangsidempuan in northern Sumatra at a depth of 84 km, the USGS said, noting that no tsunami warning had been issued at this time. stadium. The Indonesian seismology agency has asked people living near the epicenter to be wary of possible aftershocks. Major Indonesian media reported no immediate damage.
“Our house shook strongly”
“The earthquake was quite strong and long. It was not as usual. This time our house shook strongly,” said Dody, a resident of North Tapanuli in northern Sumatra, who, like many Indonesians, has only one name. Indonesia experiences frequent seismic and volcanic activity due to its position on the Pacific “Ring of Fire”, where tectonic plates collide. On November 21, a 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck West Java province on the main island of Java, killing 602 people.