Magnitude 6.8 Quake Strikes Southern Sumatra, Indonesia: EMSC

August 18, 2020 Updated: August 18, 2020

An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 struck southern Sumatra in Indonesia on Wednesday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said.

The quake was at a depth of 10 km (6.21 miles), EMSC, and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

No tsunami is expected from the quake, it said.

Indonesia sits on the Pacific’s seismically active “Ring of Fire” and often suffers deadly earthquakes and tsunamis.

By Bhargav Acharya