Earthquake strikes western Indonesia

An earthquake of magnitude 6.0 has struck in the Nias region in western Indonesia, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) says.

EMSC said the quake on Tuesday was at a depth of 10 kilometres after reporting a depth of 2km earlier with a 5.9 magnitude.

The earthquake was 325km southwest of the city of Padangsidempuan in North Sumatra, EMSC said.