Source AP ©

Strong earthquake shakes Indonesia's Sumatra

Sumatra island of Indonesia was rocked by a strong earthquake, no damages reported.

The 6.1-magnitude hit 190 kilometers (115 miles) northwest of Bengkulu, the U.S. Geological Survey said on its Web site.

Although the temblor was felt in cities along Sumatra's west coast, it was not strong enough to cause a tsunami and there were no immediate reports of damage, said Nugrahani Farisa of the local Meteorological and Geological Agency.

Wednesday's tremor followed last week's 8.4-magnitude quake that killed 23 people along the western coast of Sumatra. More than 60 strong aftershocks have followed the massive earthquake - including a magnitude 7.8 and a 7.1.

A 10-foot-high tsunami was triggered by initial quake, but no one died from the wave.

Indonesia, the world's largest archipelago, is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the so-called Pacific "Ring of Fire," an arc of volcanos and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin.

A massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami on Dec. 26, 2004, killed more than 131,000 people in Indonesia's Aceh province and left half a million homeless.

Comments
US sanctions to kill Russian banks and sovereign debt?
US sanctions to kill Russian banks and sovereign debt?
Details of Putin-Merkel surprise meeting unveiled
Turkey and USA take their relationship to breaking point
Iran shows new ICBM that can evade radars
US refuses to explain reasons behind new 'draconian' sanctions
Russia starts Star Wars first. USA concerned and puzzled
US sanctions to kill Russian banks and sovereign debt?
Pilot shares his impressions after flying Su-57 fifth-generation fighter
Russia to respond with military-strategic blow to new USA's sanctions
Russian government prepares to get rid of US dollar in economy
Russia to respond with military-strategic blow to new USA's sanctions
US sanctions to kill Russian banks and sovereign debt?
Russia builds new robotic tank invulnerable to mines
Caspian Convention challenges Gazprom's rule in Europe
US sanctions to kill Russian banks and sovereign debt?
Turkey desperately tries to rescue its national currency as it falls to all-time lows
Boy loses hand when jumping into the river
North Korea: Standing proud for Korea!
World War Three may break out because of USA's agony
Common heroes: Stephen Lendman, blogger (and truthteller)