Quake hits Indonesia’s Sumatra island

August 23rd, 2011 - 4:43 am ICT by IANS  

Jakarta, Aug 23 (IANS) A shallow undersea quake of 6.2 magnitude jolted Sumatra island of Indonesia early Tuesday, but no tsunami warning was being issued, the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said.

The quake struck at 03.12 a.m. Jakarta time, with its epicentre at 140 km southwest Krui town of Lampung province. It hit a depth of 10 km under sea bed, Xinhua quoted an official of the agency as saying.

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