6.2-magnitude earthquake caused panic in southern Sumatra

6.2-magnitude earthquake caused panic in southern Sumatra

An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale, occurred early this morning at the south-western coast of Sumatra caused a panic among the local population, but a tsunami warning was not announced, reports the Indonesian national news agency Antara.

Quake epicenter was located 140 kilometers south-west of the city Krui in the southern Sumatra province of Lampung, and hearth-lying just 10 kilometers below the surface of the Indian Ocean — the entrance to the Sunda Strait, according to the National Department of Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics, Indonesia . "The shock was very strong, the earthquake caused the furniture in my house to go shake, so I rushed out, fearing that the (new) shocks destroy the house" — said Antar resident Krui Saifudinov Mat (Mat Saifudin).

According to witnesses, the push was so powerful that it even got to rock telephone poles, the agency said. However, the victims of the devastation or posts yet been received, according to RIA Novosti.

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