Published:  02:23 PM, 11 August 2019

Two 5.3-magnitude quakes rock Sumatra

Two 5.3-magnitude quakes rock Sumatra

Two earthquakes measuring above 5 on the Richter scale shook the island of Sumatra, Indonesia on the morning of Eid al-Adha.

The first earthquake - a 5.3 magnitude tremblor - struck at Km222 southeast of Enggano-Bengkulu.

This was followed by a 5.3 magnitude quake at 4.11am at Km93 southwest of Pariaman-West Sumatra.

According to the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG), the two quakes did not have the potential to trigger a tsunami.

The quake also shook Padang, Bukit Tinggi, Mentawai and Pesisir Selatan.

So far, there have been no reports of property damage or casualties. - Bernama

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