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Moderate earthquake hits North Sumatra

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KUALA LUMPUR: A moderate earthquake registering 5.9 on the Richter scale, hit northern Sumatra, Indonesia at 1.57 pm today.

In a statement, the Malaysian Meteorological Department said the epicentre was 112 km south of Nias, at a depth of 61 km.

No tsunami alert was issued for Malaysia, the department said.

— BERNAMA

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