One person was killed on Saturday in an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 that occurred in Indonesia’s Northern Sumatra region, according to the nation’s BMKG meteorological and geophysics office. 

According to BMKG head Dwikorita Karnawati, nine people were hurt as a result of the earthquake, which was felt in a few places and forced residents to leave their houses. 

 The earthquake was initially felt at 2:28 a.m. (1928 GMT), and 53 aftershocks were reported following it.

Indonesia suffers frequent earthquakes, straddling the “Pacific Ring of Fire”, a seismically active zone where different plates of the earth’s crust meet.

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