The location of the quake in Sumatra, Indonesia. Pic source: Facebook/malaysiamet

KUALA LUMPUR: An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 on the Richter scale struck South Sumatra province in Sumatra, Indonesia at 6.23am (5.23am local time) today.

There are no immediate reports of major damage or casualties.

In a statement, the Malaysian Meteorological Department said the quake struck 140 km southwest of the city of Bengkulu at a depth of 10km.

It added that there is no threat of a tsunami to Peninsular Malaysia. – Bernama