A strong and shallow earthquake off the coast of Indonesia’s Sumatra island has killed seven people and injured another 85.

The 6.2 magnitude quake struck on Friday, around 66 kilometres north of the town of Bukittinggi, according to the US Geological Survey.

At least four people, including two children, were killed in Pasaman district and three people died in the neighbouring district of West Pasaman.

The earthquake also caused dozens of houses and buildings to collapse near the epicentre, said Abdul Muhari, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency’s spokesperson.

More than 5,000 people have fled their homes to temporary shelters in the worst affected regions, he added.

Source: https://www.euronews.com/2022/02/25/indonesia-several-killed-after-6-2-magnitude-earthquake-on-sumatra-island

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