Magnitude 5.7 earthquake jolts Indonesian island of Sumatra

There were no reports of casualties or material losses


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Published: Sat 15 Apr 2023, 9:05 PM

Last updated: Sat 15 Apr 2023, 9:07 PM

An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 struck southern Sumatra in Indonesia with no reports of casualties or material losses.

The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported that the quake hit at a depth of 63 kilometres.

Indonesia straddles the so-called "Pacific Ring of Fire", a highly active seismic zone, where different plates on the Earth's crust meet and create a large number of earthquakes and volcanoes.


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