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JAKARTA (Reuters) -About 200 folks evacuated to greater floor after an earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck islands in western Indonesia on Sunday, inflicting some property injury, the nation’s catastrophe mitigation company BNPB mentioned.
The quake within the Mentawai Islands west of Sumatra struck at a depth of 27 km (17 miles) and was adopted by certainly one of magnitude 5.3 in the identical space, authorities mentioned. There was no hazard of tsunami.
One particular person was injured within the head by falling wooden, and a faculty and well being centre had been amongst properties barely broken, the catastrophe company mentioned.
Mentawai resident Nurjuli Hasanah advised Reuters the quake felt robust and shook her wood home. “A few of (the residents) are nonetheless in an evacuation shelter and a few have gone again house,” she mentioned.
Additionally on Sunday, east of the huge Indonesian archipelago, an earthquake of magnitude 7.6 struck the Jap New Guinea area in Papua New Guinea, reportedly damaging property and spreading panic amongst residents.
Indonesia straddles the “Pacific Ring of Fireplace”, the place completely different tectonic plates of the Earth’s crust meet and create frequent seismic exercise.