Kuala Lumpur Post


2 earthquakes strike Kepulauan Batu, Indonesia

JAKARTA — Two earthquakes measuring nearly magnitude 6 struck Kepulauan Batu, Indonesia, in the morning hours today, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).

The first earthquake, pegged by the EMSC at a magnitude 6.1 struck Kepulauan Batu early today, followed by another 5.8 magnitude quake just hours later.

The first earthquake was at a depth of 43km while the second was at 40km, EMSC said. — Reuters