6.1 Hits Shallow in Sumatra

A man on the Indonesian island of Sumatra checks the damage at a mosque destroyed by an earthquake on Friday. Antara Foto / via Reuters

Important Takeaways:

  • Earthquake hits Indonesia’s Sumatra Island, killing at least 2
  • The magnitude 6.1 quake caused tremors that were felt in neighboring Singapore and Malaysia, officials and witnesses said.
  • The quake, which did not have the potential to cause a tsunami, caused residents to flee buildings in some areas, including in the city of Padang in West Sumatra Province, and even triggered evacuations in Malaysia.
  • Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency chief, Suharyanto, said at least two people were killed and some buildings including a government office, homes and a bank sustained damage.

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