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5.4-Magnitude quake jolts Indonesia's South Bengkulu

Publication Date : 21-08-2012


An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale jolted the regency of South Bengkulu of Indonesia at 10 a.m. today, Kotabumi Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency spokesman Chrismanto said.

Chrismanto said that the epicentre of the earthquake was located some 73 kilometres southwest of South Bengkulu at a depth of 17 kilometres. The earthquake did not trigger tsunami.

Previously, at 6:18 p.m. yesterday evening, a temblor measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale shook the area southwest of Banda Aceh in Aceh Province. The temblor did not trigger tsunami.

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake rocked Central Sulawesi's Sigi district on Saturday evening, leaving four people dead, one seriously injured and 11 with minor injuries. A total of 197 houses were heavily damaged.


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