Two earthquakes strike Kepulauan Batu, Indonesia

In this photo taken on Sept 11, 2022, People gather outside their homes following an earthquake off Indonesia's Mentawai Islands, at Muara Sikabaluan village in Siberut Utara, West Sumatra province. (PHOTO / AFP)

Two earthquakes measuring nearly magnitude 6 struck Kepulauan Batu, Indonesia, in the morning hours on Sunday, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).

The first earthquake, pegged by the EMSC at a magnitude 6.1 struck Kepulauan Batu early Sunday, followed by another 5.8 magnitude quake just hours later.

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The first earthquake was at a depth of 43 km (26.72 miles) while the second was at 40 km (24.85 miles), EMSC said.