Moderate quake jolts Indonesia’s Nias Island

Thursday, October 19, 2006
By nias

Jakarta – A moderate earthquake struck Nias Island off the western coast of Indonesia’s North Sumatra Wednesday, but there were no immediate reports of structural damage or casualties, an official said.

The quake, measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale, struck off the west coast of Sumatra at about 9:01 a.m. (0201 GMT), said Novita, an official at Indonesia’s national Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMG).  Full Story …

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