6.2 Earthquake Hits Indonesia, Shaking Buildings In Singapore


February 25, 2022


A magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit Pasaman Barat regency in Indonesia’s West Sumatra province on Friday, killing at least two residents and hurt 20 others.

The earthquake, which shook buildings in neighboring Singapore and Malaysia, struck at 8:39 a.m. local time about 17 kilometers northeast of the regency.

At least 15 aftershocks occurred after the quake, which damaged several houses and a number of office and other buildings, Dwikorita Karnawati, head of BMKG, as the agency is known, said in a virtual briefing. It occurred onshore at a depth of 10 kilometers and posed no tsunami threat