One dead and 25 injured in 6.0-magnitude earthquake in Indonesia's North Sumatra

JAKARTA, Oct. 2 (Xinhua): One died, 25 others were injured, and about 950 houses were damaged in a 6.0-magnitude earthquake in Indonesia's North Sumatra on Saturday, local government officials confirmed on Sunday.

Head of the North Sumatra Province Regional Disaster Management Agency Abdul Haris Lubis told Xinhua on Sunday that the injured were hospitalized and displaced people set up tents in front of their houses, although the government had prepared evacuation posts.

When the earthquake rocked North Sumatra on Saturday at 02:28 a.m. local time, people panicked and rushed out of their homes, said the spokesperson for the National Disaster Management Agency Abdul Muhari.

The quake damaged buildings, roads, bridges, and irrigation canals, and also triggered electrical short circuits that burned shops at a market in North Tapanuli.

Significant aftershocks of 5.1-magnitude and 5.0-magnitude were recorded around the same area at a depth of 10 km. No tsunami warnings were issued. - Xinhua

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