6.1 magnitude quake hits Indonesia's Sumatra

  • The quake was reported along the Sunda Megathrust or Great Sumatran Fault
The location was 191 kilometers southwest of the city of Sungai Penuh, near the Mentawai Islands in the Indian Ocean, at a depth of 40 kilometers.(Representational Image)
The location was 191 kilometers southwest of the city of Sungai Penuh, near the Mentawai Islands in the Indian Ocean, at a depth of 40 kilometers.(Representational Image)
Updated on Aug 03, 2021 05:33 AM IST
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ANI | | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri, Jakarta

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 hit Indonesia's south of Sumatra on Tuesday.

The quake was reported along the Sunda Megathrust or Great Sumatran Fault, a fault line off Sumatra's western coast that separates the Sunda Plate from the Australian Plate, reported Sputnik citing European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).

It further reported that the location was 191 kilometers southwest of the city of Sungai Penuh, near the Mentawai Islands in the Indian Ocean, at a depth of 40 kilometers.

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