Earthquake measuring 6.0 hits Sumatra island
There were no immediate reports of injuries in the tremor that struck around 30 km south of Bengkulu city.pindia Updated: May 08, 2006 16:59 IST
A powerful earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale rocked the southern half of Indonesia's Sumatra Island on Monday, the US Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of damage.
The quake struck around 30 kilometres south of Bengkulu city on Sumatra's southern tip, the USGS said on its web site.
An Indonesian geological official said that there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
A 9.1-magnitude earthquake on December 26, 2004 off the coast of Sumatra had triggered a massive tsunami that killed more than 1,31,000 people in nearby Aceh province and 100,000 others in countries around Asia.
First Published: May 08, 2006 16:59 IST