Earthquake measured 5.4 Richter shakes Sumatra, Indonesia

September 9th, 2008 - 2:18 pm ICT by Bupha Ravirot  

An earth quake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale shook southern Sumatra, Indonesia at Tuesday , Sep 9 , 10:07:30 AM local time, reported by the U.S. Geological Survey.

How ever there are no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

The quake struck at about 3.872°S, 103.069°E with a depth of 38.8 km. The epicenter is 90 km from Bengkulu, 210 km WSW from Palembang and 260 km SSW from Jambi of Sumatra
and 480 km WNW from Jakarta, Java, Indonesia

Indonesia’s location on the edges of the Pacific, Eurasian, and Australian tectonic plates makes it the site of numerous volcanoes and frequent earthquakes. Recent disasters due to seismic activity include the 2004 tsunami that killed an estimated 167,736 in northern Sumatra, and the Yogyakarta earthquake in 2006 measured 6.3 Richter.

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