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Earthquake of magnitude 6 strikes Nias region: EMSC

Earthquake of magnitude 6 strikes Nias region: EMSC This image from the US Geological Survey (USGS) shows a tremblor gauged on a seismograph 22 December 2003, described as a major earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale, which shook central and southern California. (AFP/AFP)
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Jakarta   ●   Tue, April 20, 2021 2021-04-20 09:40 18 0920e6703081f028872405a5263c6476 2 National Nias,earthquake,North-Sumatra,disaster Free

An earthquake of magnitude 6 struck in the Nias region in western Indonesia, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said on Tuesday.

EMSC said the quake was at a depth of 10 km, after reporting a depth of 2 km earlier with 5.9 magnitude.

The earthquake was 325 km southwest of the city of Padangsidempuan in North Sumatra, EMSC said.

On March 28, 2015, a 8.7-magnitude quake claimed the lives of 685 people in Nias regency and 165 in South Nias regency.

About 28,000 houses were destroyed by the quake in Nias and another 17,326 houses in South Nias.