One Dead, 25 Injured In 6.0-Magnitude Earthquake In North Sumatra

One Dead, 25 Injured In 6.0-Magnitude Earthquake In North Sumatra

JAKARTA, Oct 3 (NNN-ANTARA) – One died, 25 others were injured, and about 950 houses were damaged, in a 6.0-magnitude earthquake, in Indonesia’s North Sumatra on Saturday, local government officials confirmed yesterday.

Head of the North Sumatra Province Regional Disaster Management Agency, Abdul Haris Lubis said yesterday that, the injured were hospitalised and the displaced people set up tents in front of their houses, although the government had prepared evacuation posts.

When the earthquake rocked North Sumatra on Saturday, at 02:28 a.m. local time, people panicked and rushed out of their homes, said the spokesperson for the National Disaster Management Agency, Abdul Muhari.

The quake damaged buildings, roads, bridges, and irrigation canals, and also triggered electrical short circuits that burned shops at a market in North Tapanuli.

Significant aftershocks of 5.1-magnitude and 5.0-magnitude were recorded around the same area, at a depth of 10 km. No tsunami warnings were issued.

– NNN-ANTARA

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