INDONESIA: SUMATRA QUAKE ‘KILLS AT LEAST FOUR’

Tuesday, December 19, 2006
By nias

Medan, 18 Dec. (AKI) – An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale on Monday at 04.39 am shook Penyabungan town, Mandailing Natal district on the west coast of North Sumatra, a local meteorology and geophysics office spokesman, Buha Simanjuntak, confirmed after the quake, quoted by Indonesia’s Antara news agency. Simanjunta said at least four people were killed and several houses destroyed by the earthquake, whose epicenter was located at t a depth of 33 km below sea level, 98 km southeast of Penyabungan town and 58 km northeast of Lubuk Sikaping, Pasaman district in West Sumatra.

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