Houses Collapse in Sumatra’s Quake, Feb 26 2008
February 26, 2008, 8:25 am
Filed under: Earthquake

(ANTARA News) – Three houses collapsed and a senior high school building was destroyed after a magnitude 7.2 earthquake rocked Mentawai Islands off Sumatra`s westen coast on Monday.

The quake which struck at 3.35 p.m. forced most residents living in coastal areas to evacuate for fear of a tsunami, Kortanius, chief of the Mentawai Islands district legislative body, said.

There was no immediate report of casualties.

Monday`s quake had its epicenter 165 km southwest of Muko-Muko in Bengkulu province in a depth of 10 km.(*)


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