One dead, dozens injured after quake hits Indonesia’s Sumatra

Indonesian medical workers treating a survivor, injured from falling debris from buildings after an earthquake, in North Tapanuli in northern Sumatra.

A 5.9-MAGNITUDE earthquake hit Indonesia’s Sumatra island early today, according to the US Geological Survey, killing at least one person and injuring dozens as locals rushed out of buildings seeking safety.

The quake hit at a relatively shallow depth of 13 kilometres just before 2:30am (1930 GMT), about 40 kilometres from the town of Sibolga in North Sumatra province, according to the USGS.

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