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Indonesia's West Sumatra was jolted by a 5.8-magnitude earthquake

The meteorology and geophysics agency claimed that a 5.8-magnitude quake jolted Indonesia’s West Sumatra province on Friday.


Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  6 March 2021 12:52 PM GMT

A 5.8-magnitude quake jolted Indonesia's West Sumatra province on Friday, the meteorology and geophysics agency said. The quake struck at 2.32 p.m. with the epicenter at 54 km northwest Mentawai islands, reports Xinhua news agency. The intensity of the quake was felt at III to IV MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) in the provincial capital of Padang, Painan town and Pariaman district, II to III MMI in Agam district, Bukit Tinggi city, and Padang Panjang city. The quake did not trigger a potential tsunami. (IANS)

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