admin April 9, 2016

An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter Scale jolted Bengkulu Province on Sunday at 9:14 a.m. local time.

The quakes epicenter was located at 61 km southwest Bengkulu, or 4.32 degrees southern latitude and 102.09 degrees eastern longitude, analyst of the Fatmawati airport meteorology station Anjasman, said here, Sunday.

“The depth of the earthquake was 16 km. The public should not be worried,” he said.

He called on the local inhabitants to anticipate aftershocks following the magnitude-5.9 earthquake.

Local residents of the districts of Central Bengkulu, Seluma and North Bengkulu as well as Bengkulu city, felt the tremor strongly.

Partini, a local inhabitant, said she fell into a ditch while the earthquake occurred.

“I am very nervous because it reminds me of the major earthquake in 2000 that destroyed many houses,” she said.

Source: Antara News