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Sumatra

October 25, 2010 by staff 

Sumatra, A Massive earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale struck southern Sumatra, Indonesia at 22:42 tonight.

Malaysian Meteorological Department said in a statement that the quake’s epicenter was located 235 km southeast of Siberut, Indonesia and 649 km southwest of Malacca. Shocks were felt, but no tsunami threat to Malaysia, the statement added.

Meanwhile, in another statement, the ministry said a second quake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale struck southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia at 23.20 tonight.

The epicenter of this earthquake was located 343 km southwest of Siberut, Indonesia and 870 km southwest of Melaka. This earthquake did not pose a tsunami threat, the statement added.

Jakarta, Bernama reported in the city of Padang in West Sumatra, tonight, a major earthquake
Caused its inhabitants to flee their homes in panic.

Department of Meteorology of Indonesia had initially issued a tsunami warning after the quake that struck at 22:42, but
He retired at 22:50.

Malaysian students Padang Association president Mohd Darus Ekhwan, when contacted by Bernama, said all 120 Malaysian students in Padang were safe and accounted for.

Tremors lasting more than a minute have forced residents to flee their homes seeking safety, “he said.

At the time of filing this report (23 hours) all Malaysian students have returned to their respective homes.

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