Sunday, 06 July 2014 - 8:42
6 magnitude quake strikes western Indonesia: USGS
A strong 6 magnitude earthquake struck western Indonesia yesterday, US seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
The quake struck at a depth of 30 kilometres, 88 kilometres southeast of Sina-bang, on the small island of Simeu-lue.
An official from Indonesia's meteorology, climatology and geo-physics agency, said the quake was felt in parts of Sumatra, a huge island to the west of Simeu-lue.
But she added: "There is no threat of a tsunami... Until now, there are no reports of casualties or damage."
Indonesia sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire" where conti-nen-tal plates collide, causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity.