Magnitude 6.2 earthquake shakes western Indonesia

A powerful earthquake jolted the Sumatra province, northwest of Indonesia, on Tuesday.

Iran PressAsia: The quake struck at 00:04 a.m. Jakarta time on Tuesday (1704 GMT Monday) with the epicenter at 130 km southwest of Nias Barat district and the depth at 16 km under the seabed, according to the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency, Xinhua reported.

The quake did not trigger giant waves of a Tsunami, the agency said, adding that the tremors were also felt in nearby provinces of West Sumatra and Aceh.

The intensity of the quake was felt at III to IV MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) in the North Sumatra province's districts of Nias Barat, Nias Selatan, and Nias Utara as well as West Sumatra province's district of Mentawai islands, it disclosed.

The shakes were also felt at II to III MMI in Aceh province's Singkil district and North Sumatra province's town of Gunung Sitoli, it added.

No information has yet been released on the potential casualties and damage.

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