Phuket feels the vibration of Sumatra earthquake

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PHUKET, 27 October 2014 – An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale occurred in northern Sumatra of Indonesia, sending shockwaves that could be felt in Phuket province.

The Seismological Bureau of the Meteorological Department has reported that the 5.3 magnitude earthquake had an epicenter of 24 kilometers deep and was 256 kilometers southwest of Phuket.

Residents living in Phuket have clearly experienced the tremors. However, there have been no damages or injuries reported in the province so far.