The earth is still shaking in Indonesia: an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 has shaken the island of Sumatra. It’s the second in a week
Posted on: 16-01-2023 08:33
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The earth trembles again: New shock from earthquake in Indonesia, this time north of the island of Sumatra. The earthquake struck at 6:30 a.m. local time, with tremors reaching a magnitude of 6.0.
Earthquake in Indonesia, the situation
North of the island of Sumatra, in the area west of Indonesia, the earth trembled again. This was announced by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the American Geophysical Institute. After the latter, the shock reached a Strength 6.0while according to the Indonesian Institute of Geophysics there is talk of an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2.
The epicenter was at a depth of 80 kilometers, 48 kilometers southeast of the city of Singkil in the Aceh region.
Photo source: IPAL Indonesia was hit by the second earthquake in a week
At the moment there is no news of injuries or structural damage.
The earth is still shaking in Indonesia
For residents, this is the umpteenth earthquake, just a seventh from the previous ones, with a magnitude 7.2 earthquake that prompted local authorities in some cities to momentarilyTsunami Warning.
The tsunami warning was then lifted after a few hours, despite the subsequent 5.5 magnitude earthquake, which was recognized as a series of aftershocks
Before the January 9 tremors, the Indonesian earth also trembled in November 2022, with a far more tragic casualty: around 160 dead and hundreds injured.
The earthquake had hit the province of Jakarta and the city of Cianjur in particular saw the biggest disasters, with buildings collapsing and residents toppling under the rubble.
A staffer told Portal that the people of Southeast Asia are always prepared for earthquakes, but in this case the residents experienced moments of the earthquake collective panic.
Even earlier, in 2021, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake killed 105 people in Sulawesi.
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