Very strong earthquake recorded off Sumatra

an Earthquake of magnitude 5.5 occurred in the waters of the Indian ocean 34 km South of Padang city on the West coast of the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. It is reported in the Altai-Sayan branch of the Geophysical service of the Unified Russian Academy of Sciences.

According to the online processing, the tremors occurred at 23:59 GMT on Monday. The epicenter had the coordinates -1.26 degrees South latitude and 100.28 ° East longitude. The intensity of shaking at the epicenter of the earthquake was described as “very strong.”