An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 occurred in Mentalistic Islands

An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 occurred in Mentalistic Islands. The nearest settlement is located on the island Siberut. The epicenter of the earthquake was located near the shoreline at a depth of 17km.

Will Siberut (Pulau Siberut is the largest and the northernmost of Mentalistic Islands, lying 150 kilometres West of the Central part of Sumatra in the Indian ocean. Being part of Indonesia, Siberut is the main residence of mentawaian.

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In 2004 Siberut suffered from a tsunami caused by an underwater earthquake in the Indian ocean, but reports of casualties were not. There are reports that the earthquake, the island rose 2 meters.