Strong M6.0 earthquake registered off the west coast of Northern Sumatra

A strong earthquake measuring M6.0 on the Richter scale was registered off the west coast of Northern Sumatra on July 5, 2014, at 09:39 UTC. USGS reported depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.0 at depth of 33 km.Epicenter was located 88 km (55 miles) SE of Sinabang, 204 km (127 miles) SW of Kabanjahe, Indonesia, and 534 km (332 miles) WSW of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.There are 225 544 people living within 100 km radius.USGS issued green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.Overall, the population in this region resides in structures that are vulnerable to earthquake shaking, though some resistant structures exist. Recent earthquakes in thi… »

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