An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 struck Indonesia’s Northern
Sumatra province on Saturday, killing one, mentioned the nation’s
meteorology and geophysics company, BMKG, Development experiences citing Reuters.
9 folks had been injured within the quake, which was felt in just a few
cities and prompted folks to flee their houses, BMKG chief Dwikorita
Karnawati informed reporters.
5 homes had been broken and 53 aftershocks had been recorded after
the quake was first felt at 2:28 a.m., she mentioned, including there was
no tsunami threat however warning of potential landslides in hilly
Indonesia suffers frequent earthquakes, straddling the “Pacific
Ring of Hearth”, a seismically lively zone the place completely different plates of
the earth’s crust meet.
The fault alongside Sumatra island might be significantly lively and
harmful. In 2004, a large 9.1 magnitude quake and a tsunami off
the northern tip of Sumatra killed 226,000 folks in Indonesia, Sri
Lanka, India, Thailand and 9 different nations.