M6.3 earthquake rattles Sumatra, Indonesia

A strong M6.3 earthquake hit near the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia on August 31, 2017.

The epicenter of the shallow quake was situated at a depth of 49.5 km (30.7 miles), and the videos shot are pretty impressive:

According to the USGS, there are more than 1.7 million people living within 100 km (62 miles) of the epicenter.

Here the location map of the M6.3 earthquake off Sumatra:

M 6.3 earthquake hits off Sumatra Indonesia on August 31 2017
M 6.3 earthquake hits off Sumatra Indonesia on August 31 2017. via USGS

An earthquake induced tsunami is not expected.

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