Earthquake: Earth shook due to strong tremors of earthquake in Indonesia, intensity measured at 6.9 on Richter scale

Earthquake: A 6.9 magnitude earthquake occurred in western Indonesia on Friday. At present, no immediate report of damage has been received. At 8:30 p.m. (1330 GMT) at a shallow depth near Enggano, a small outer island about 155 kilometers (95 mi) southwest of Sumatra’s Bengkulu, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported. After that there was an earthquake. The USGS reported that a second magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck the same area at 9:07 pm (1407 GMT). 

National disaster spokesman Abdul Muhri told AFP, "We have checked with the authorities on Anggano Island, which is closest to the epicenter. He told that so far no reports of any damage or casualties have been received, but we are still assessing." 

People did not feel the earthquake

Bengkulu residents told AFP they didn’t feel the quake, or it may have been weak which is why it wasn’t detected. Local resident Hendry Tasparillo, 34, told AFP, "Amazingly I didn’t feel anything. I was outside the house talking to my neighbor and we didn’t know that an earthquake had happened."

A caution statement was issued by the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (IOTWMS) in India shortly after the earthquake at 1439 GMT. Based on pre-run model scenarios, there is no threat to countries in the Indian Ocean. Prashant "ring of fire" Due to this, frequent earthquakes keep happening in Indonesia. Intense seismic activity occurs where tectonic plates collide, extending from Japan into Southeast Asia and the Pacific basin.

Tsunami hit Indonesia

In January last year, a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck Sulawesi island, killing more than 100 people and leaving thousands homeless. In 2018, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake and subsequent tsunami killed more than 2,200 people in Palu on the island of Sulawesi, and in 2004 a magnitude 9.1 earthquake in Aceh province caused a tsunami and killed more than 170,000 in Indonesia. people were killed.

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