A magnitude 7.3 earthquake strikes the western side of Sumatra Island in Indonesia
A massive earthquake measuring 7.3 magnitudes has hit Indonesia on Monday, April 24.
According to Indonesia’s geophysics agency (BMKG), the earthquake struck the western side of the country´s Sumatra Island.
Officials at the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said that they “earlier pegged the quake at 6.9 magnitude”, as per Reuters.
EMSC also stated that the “quake was at a depth of 20 km (12.43 miles)”.
Indonesian meteorological department said that after the earthquake, a tsunami warning was also issued.
As Indonesia is a part of the seismically active zone known as the Pacific Ring of fire, the country suffers from multiple earthquakes ever year.
The Pacific Ring of fire is where different plates of the earth meet.
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