Earthquake Today: Indonesia’s Sumatra Island Hit By A 6.2 Magnitude Earthquake

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An earthquake measuring 6.2 magnitude struck off Sumatra island, sending residents fleeing their homes, the United States Geological Survey said.

In West Sumatra province, the quake struck 12 kilometers away from Bukittingi in the island’s north at a depth of 70 kilometers, the USGS reports.

In neighboring provinces of Riau and North Sumatra, the quake was felt, but there was no tsunami warning and no immediate report of casualties or damage.

Indonesia sits on the “Ring of Fire” in the Pacific Ocean, which is why it experiences frequent earthquakes.

It is estimated that 220,000 people died throughout the region as a result of the tsunami caused by a 9.1-magnitude earthquake that hit Sumatra in 2004.

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