Moderate earthquake shakes northern Sumbawa region

17 Mar 2019 / 19:35 H.

KUALA LUMPUR: A moderate earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale struck northern Sumbawa Region, Indonesia at 3.07pm today.

The Malaysian Meteorological Department said in a statement that the quake with a depth of 10km was reported to have occurred at 34km east of Mataram, Indonesia.

No threat of a tsunami to Malaysia was reported, according to the statement. — Bernama

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