Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Indonesia's Sumatra Checks for Damage from 6.3 Magnitude Earthquake

Indonesia's disaster agency is assessing the impact of a strong earthquake that hit off the southern coast of Sumatra island late Tuesday, it said in a statement, noting there had been no reports of damage or casualties by near midnight.

The 6.3 magnitude quake struck at 21:31 local time (1431 GMT), the country's meteorology and geophysics agency (BMKG) said, with its epicenter 80 kilometers south of the town of Manna in Bengkulu province, at a depth of 52 kilometers.

Manna is about 600 kilometers northwest of the capital Jakarta. 


Magnitude    Mw 6.2
Date time    2022-08-23 14:31:42.8 UTC
Location    4.97 S ; 103.13 E

Depth    60 km

Distances :

 148 km SW of Baturaja, Indonesia / pop: 134,000 / local time: 21:31:42.8 2022-08-23
106 km S of Pagar Alam, Indonesia / pop: 70,300 / local time: 21:31:42.8 2022-08-23

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