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6.4-magnitude quake strikes off western Indonesia, no tsunami alert issued

2021-02-10 22:27:43Xinhua Editor : Cheng Zizhuo ECNS App Download

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 jolted Indonesia's western Bengkulu province on Wednesday evening, but did not potentially trigger a tsunami, the meteorology and geophysics agency said.

The agency earlier reported that the quake was at 6.5 magnitude before revising it down to 6.4, Alfath Abubakar, an official in charge at the agency told Xinhua over phone.

The quake hit at 7:52 p.m. Jakarta time (1252 GMT) with the epicenter at 80 km southwest Enggano Island and the shallow at 10 km under seabed, he said.

The intensity of the quake was felt at II to III MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) in the island and II MMI in Bengkulu city and Kepahiang district, the official said.


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