Posted on November 8, 2015 by Carol Adl in Sci/Environment // 0 Comments
Indonesia was rocked by series of earthquakes Sunday morning, with the strongest at 6.1 magnitude
The 6.1 earthquake occurred near Sibolga, Sumatra, Indonesia at 09:34:57.40 UTC on Nov 8, 2015.
In all at least five earthquakes shook Indonesia according to the USGS who said that the strongest one struck only 81 kilometers from the nearest city.
RT reports: The 6.1 magnitude quake struck 81 from of the city of Padang Sidempuan, which has a population of over 200,000 people, and 111 kilometers from the city of Sibolga in the western part of Indonesia. The epicenter of the quake was reportedly at a depth of 75 kilometers.
Singapore’s National Environment Agency (NEA) has put the quake’s magnitude at 6.5 on the Richter scale, warning about possible tsunamis in the region, Asia One reports.
It was almost immediately followed by another one, with a magnitude of 4.8 on the Richter scale, 147 kilometers from another Indonesian city, Sabang, with over 150,000 residents. Two more, with a magnitude of 5.2 and 4.9, hit the same area minutes later.
Four hours earlier, a 4.3 magnitude earthquake struck 260 kilometers from the town of Saparua, eastern Indonesia.
Thanks to: http://yournewswire.com