Earthquake of magnitude 5.5 struck the Northern Sumatra in Indonesia

The tremors were also felt in Peninsular Malaysia. There was traffic chaos on the streets, people ran out of buildings and power blackouts hit some areas. More details are awaited

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 18 Jan 2017 5:27 AM GMT

Earthquake of magnitude 5.5 struck the Northern Sumatra in Indonesia
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Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia): An earthquake of magnitude 5.5 struck the Northern Sumatra, Southwest of Bijnai in Indonesia at 0842 hours on Monday. No causalities and loss of property were reported.

According to Malaysian Meteorological Department, "The quake occurred at a depth of 10 kilometres in Northern Sumatra in Indonesia."

The tremors were also felt in Peninsular Malaysia.

There was traffic chaos on the streets, people ran out of buildings and power blackouts hit some areas.

More details are awaited.

It may be recalled that at least one woman had been killed and more than six were injured, earlier, when an earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale rocked Tripura on January 4, 2017.

It is worth mentioning that Indonesia sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire and experiences frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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