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Natural disaster of 6.4 magnitude hits Sumatra island in Indonesia

13 August 2017, 07:26 | Jan Cross

BREAKING: Massive earthquake strikes sending tremors through Indonesian island

The quake hit at a depth of 35 kilometres at 10:08 am 73 kilometres west of Bengkulu on Sunday

The US Geological Survey said the quake Sunday (13 August) morning had a magnitude of 6.4 on the Richter scale and occurred at a depth of 21 miles (35km).

Residents ran from their homes and there were power outages in some areas but no reports of casualties or structural damage to buildings, Nugroho said.

The quake hit at a depth of 35 km and at a distance of 74 km west of the city of Bengkulu, AP reported.

Several Twitter users reported that they felt the tremors in Singapore.

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However, spokesperson for the DMC Pradeep Kodippili said the tsunami warning had been lifted and residents had been urged not to panic.

An natural disaster measuring 6.6 richter scale struck off Bengkulu province, western Indonesia on August 13, the local meteorology and geophysics agency said. "I was carrying my seven-month old granddaughter and I had to run, all the neighbours also ran outside their homes", Hasnah said.

In December 2016, an quake struck Indonesia's western Aceh province killing more than 100 people, injuring many more and leaving tens of thousands homeless.



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