A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit near the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia at 17:06 UTC on August 31, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 49.5 km (30.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 60 km (37.3 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 72.2 km (44.8 miles) SW of Pariaman (population 92,183),

74.5 km (46.3 miles) WSW of Padang (population 840,352), 111.5 km (69.3 miles) WSW of Solok (population 48,372), and 116.4 km (72.3 miles) WSW of Bukittinggi (population 98,746), Indonesia. There are 1,773,647 people living within 100 km (62 miles). Some 3,718,000 people are estimated to have felt light shaking. Tsunami is not expected. MORE