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Quake of 6.4 magnitude hits Sumatra island in Indonesia

Quake of 6.4 magnitude hits Sumatra island in Indonesia

A strong quake struck Sunday off the coast of southern Sumatra in Indonesia, causing panicked residents to run from their homes but no major damage.

Channel NewsAsia television station said it received calls from residents in Singapore, some 590 kilometers (370 miles) from Bengkulu, who also felt tremors.

There are no immediate reports of damage or tsunami warning.

"The intensity of the quake felt mild to moderate", he said.

A strong natural disaster has struck off the coast of southern Sumatra in Indonesia. My family and other neighbors gathered in a field near my house.

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A auto plowed into a group of the counterprotesters Saturday, killing a 32-year-old woman and leaving 19 others hurt. It hit a number of people before plowing into the bumper of another auto .

The magnitude 6.5 quake struck west of the island of Sumatra earlier today, according to the United States Geological Survey.

Residents of Padang and Solok in West Sumatra as well as Sungaipenuh also felt the natural disaster. Seismologists, however, said there was no risk of tsunami.

Residents ran from their homes and there were power outages in some areas but no reports of casualties or structural damage to buildings, Nugroho said.

He said bigger earthquakes had happened in the same epicenter in 2000 and 2007.


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