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Lots of evacuated in west Indonesia after magnitude 6.1 earthquake By Reuters

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© Reuters. Residents evacuate following an earthquake, in Mentawai Islands, Indonesia, on this image obtained from social media. Instagram/@julihasanah_/by way of REUTERS


JAKARTA (Reuters) -About 200 folks evacuated to increased floor after an earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck islands in western Indonesia on Sunday, inflicting some property harm, the nation’s catastrophe mitigation company BNPB stated.

The quake within the Mentawai Islands west of Sumatra struck at a depth of 27 km (17 miles) and was adopted by one in every of magnitude 5.3 in the identical space, authorities stated. There was no hazard of tsunami.

One individual was injured within the head by falling wooden, and a college and well being centre have been amongst properties barely broken, the catastrophe company stated.

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 dwelling,” she stated.

Additionally on Sunday, east of the huge Indonesian archipelago, an earthquake of magnitude 7.6 struck the Japanese 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.

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