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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