6,0-magnitude quake rocks North Sumatra`s Mandaling Natal

Medan, N Sumatra (ANTARA News) - An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale rocked Mandailing Natal district, North Sumatra, on Sunday evening.

The epicenter of the earthquake which struck at 04.34 p.m. local time was located 85 km southwest of Mandailing Natal at a depth of 86 km, according to the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) office in Medan, capital of North Sumatra province.

The earthquake was strongly felt in the district, prompting local residents to stay outdoors to avoid undesired things, spokesman for the Mandailing Natal District Disaster Mitigation Board (BPBD) Supardi Lubis said.

There is no immediate report of casualties and material damage. 

Reported by Irwan Arfa