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Indonesia - Earthquake (GDACS, BMKG, USGS, BNPB, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 25 February 2022)

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  • An earthquake of 6.2 M at a depth of 12 km occurred in northern West Sumatra Province on 25 February at 1.33 UTC (8.39 local time). The epicentre was located approximately 14 km east of Talu village (West Pasaman Regency) and 66 km north-northwest of Bukittinggi City. The earthquake was also felt in Malaysia and Singapore.
  • According to the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia (BMKG), a foreshock of 5.2 M and two aftershocks of 5.0 and 5.1 M have been recorded in the area.
  • USGS estimates that up to 6 000 people were exposed to very strong shaking and up to 199 000 to strong shaking.
  • According to media reports, at least two people have died, and 20 others have been injured in West Pasaman Regency. In addition, widespread damage to buildings has been registered in the same Regency.