Magnitude-5.8 earthquake jolts Padang Sidempuan

Magnitude-5.8 earthquake jolts Padang Sidempuan

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Jakarta (ANTARA) - An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter Scale jolted Padang Sidempuan, North Sumatra, on Monday at 11:34 p.m. local time, but it did not have the potential to trigger a subsequent tsunami.

The tremor was felt by the local residents of Gunung Sitoli, Aek Godang, Teluk Dalam, Madina, and Mandailing Natal at Modified Mercalli Intensity (MMI) II-III, the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) noted on its official website on late Monday.

The residents of Aceh Singkil in Aceh Province felt the earthquake at MMI II.

The quake's epicenter was located at 1.13 degrees northern latitude and 98.76 degrees eastern longitude, some 63 kilometers (km) southwest of Padang Sidempuan and at a depth of 85 km.

Reporting by Aditya ESW, Fardah

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