A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra early Monday morning (local time). There have been no reports of casualties so far.
A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Monday. The epicenter of the quake was 48 kilometers south-southeast of the city of Singkil in Aceh province, at a depth of 37 kilometers, according to the USGS.
The Indonesian Authority for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) also reported a magnitude of 6.2 and said there was no threat of a tsunami. According to the country’s civil protection agency, there were initially no reports of casualties or destruction.
Because of its location on the Pacific Ring of Fire, Indonesia is often hit by earthquakes. More than 600 people were killed in a magnitude 5.6 earthquake on the main island of Java in November.