Strong earthquake strikes off Indonesian island of Sumatra

(iStock)
(iStock)

Jakarta — A strong earthquake struck on Sunday off the coast of southern Sumatra in Indonesia, causing panic as it was felt several hundred kilometers away in Singapore.

There are no immediate reports of damage and no tsunami warning.

The US Geological Survey said the quake on Sunday morning had a magnitude of 6.4 and occurred at a depth of 35km. It was centered 74km west of the coastal city of Bengkulu.

Ade Edward, an official at the disaster mitigation agency in the coastal city of Padang, about 385km from Bengkulu, said the quake panicked residents.

It was felt across southern Sumatra.

Channel NewsAsia television station said it received calls from residents in Singapore, some 590km from Bengkulu, who also felt tremors.


We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
When assisting your child with remote learning this year, did you:
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Follow the school's comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) curriculum?
13% - 79 votes
Adjust the CSE curriculum to suit the family's morals?
28% - 170 votes
Ignore the schools CSE programme and do your own teaching?
59% - 361 votes
Vote
ZAR/USD
15.25
(-0.09)
ZAR/GBP
20.29
(-0.13)
ZAR/EUR
18.23
(-0.10)
ZAR/AUD
11.25
(-0.23)
ZAR/JPY
0.15
(-0.04)
Gold
1787.51
(+0.09)
Silver
22.67
(+0.11)
Platinum
965.22
(+0.30)
Brent Crude
48.27
(+0.96)
Palladium
2413.01
(+0.60)
All Share
57822.50
(-0.17)
Top 40
53021.58
(-0.12)
Financial 15
11577.71
(-0.58)
Industrial 25
79894.95
(-0.12)
Resource 10
52804.55
(+0.03)
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes morningstar logo