6.1 magnitude quake hits Indonesia’s Sumatra




Jakarta [Indonesia] August 3 (ANI): 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. (ANI)