A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck close to the western coast of Indonesia’s Sumatra island on Friday, leaving not less than two folks useless.
“For now we’ve got data that two folks died and 20 others have been injured,” Suharyanto, the chief of the Nationwide Catastrophe Administration Company advised the media.
A number of homes and different buildings have been additionally broken within the quake.
Authorities launched pictures displaying collapsed properties and a college within the West Pasaman district with its ceiling blown open.
The quake additionally triggered a landslide that buried properties in West Pasaman district, officers stated.
No tsunami warning was issued.
The sturdy and shallow earthquake hit the islands north at a depth of 12 kilometers (7.5 miles), the USA Geological Survey (USGS) stated.
Residents stated the quake got here minutes after a much less violent earthquake recorded by USGS as 5.0 magnitude.
The tremors have been felt strongly within the close by cities of Padang in West Sumatra province and in Pekanbaru in Riau Province.
The shocks have been additionally felt as far-off as Malaysia and Singapore.
“Earth tremors have been… felt in sure components of Singapore at about 9:45 a.m.,” a police assertion stated.
The police and emergency companies stated they “acquired a number of calls from the general public reporting these tremors.”
Malaysia’s meteorological division stated in a tweet that “vibrations” have been felt by folks within the peninsula’s western states.
“Vibrations felt within the western Peninsular space particularly in Selangor, Perak, Negeri Sembilan, Malacca and Johor,” the division stated.
dvv/sms (AFP, AP, dpa, Reuters)