Moderate 5.0 quake strikes South Sumba in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Aug 13 (Bernama): An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale hit South Sumba, Indonesia at 8.18 am on Saturday.

According to the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia), the quake occurred 355 kilometres south of Bima, Indonesia, and at a depth of 11 kilometres.

However, it did not pose any tsunami threat to Malaysia.

Local officials said the personnel of the local disaster management and mitigation agency will keep conducting risk assessment.

Officials also added that there was no immediate report of casualty or damage in the province.

Indonesia sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", causing it to experience frequent earthquakes.

A 6.2 earthquake shook Indonesia's West Sumatra province in February, killing at least 16 people and injuring more than 400. Thousands of homes and other buildings were damaged by the tremors that were felt as far away as Malaysia and Singapore. - Bernama

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