Magnitude 6.5 earthquake strikes off Indonesia’s Sumatra Island

Jun 02, 2016 12:00 AM

A powerful earthquake has rattled the Indonesian province of South Sumatra.

A 6.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred in South Sumatra, a province on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia, the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) reports.

​"Earthquake: 2016-06-02 06:56HKT M6.2 [2.4S,100.5E] in Southern Sumatra, Indonesia," HKO said on its earthquake alert Twitter account.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the earthquake’s preliminary magnitude was 6.5. According to USGS, the quake struck off the western coast of Sumatra, in the Kepulauan Mentawai region, at a depth of about 50 kilometers (31.5 miles).

There have been no immediate reports of damages or casualties.

In May, a volcano eruption accompanied by hot clouds on the island of Sumatra killed three and severely injured four local villagers.

Indonesia is located in the so-called Ring of Fire quake zone, where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur.

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