Strong tremors were felt in the coastal areas of the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The magnitude of the earthquake was measured at 6.2 on the Richter scale. The epicenter of the quake was 66 km north-northwest of the mountainous city of Bukitinggi in West Sumatra province, at a depth of 12 km.
Strong earthquake tremors were felt in the coastal areas of the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The tremors of the earthquake were also felt in Malaysia and Singapore. Due to the earthquake, buildings have been damaged and many people have been reported injured.
no tsunami threat
According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake measured 6.2 on the Richter scale. The epicenter of the quake was 66 km north-northwest of the mountainous city of Bukitinggi in West Sumatra province, at a depth of 12 km. Dwikorita Karnavati, head of Indonesia’s meteorological and climatology and geophysical agency, said there was no tsunami threat because of the quake, but she warned of more aftershocks.
damage to houses and buildings
Television reports showed people running in panic on the streets in Padang, the capital of West Sumatra province. Patients were also shown being evacuated from a hospital in West Pasaman district. West Pasaman district chief Hamsuardi said Friday’s quake damaged dozens of houses and buildings and injured many, but no casualties were reported.
Tremors were also felt in Malaysia and Singapore
People in neighboring Malaysia and Singapore also felt the tremors of the earthquake. A video posted on social media showed residents gathering on the streets after skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur shook for seconds. Eyewitnesses saw their doors and chairs move, and pictures and paintings on the walls were moving.
Earthquake also occurred in 2021
Let us tell you that in January 2021, there was a massive loss of life and property due to the earthquake of 6.2 in West Sulawesi province of Indonesia. Due to this at least 105 people died. Whereas, about 6500 people were injured.