7.2 earthquake hit Indonesia's Aceh

Posted by David Khoirul
Quake of 7.2 magnitude on early Wednesday attacked Indonesia's Aceh, a province which is located in the northern Sumatera island and is also known as Serambi Mekah. Aceh province has often been hit by quakes, including the worst 2004 quake that lead to the Indian Ocean tsunami.
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The Wednesday quake, however, didn't boost any tsunami, as reported by Antara News agency via The Jakarta Post.

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) reported that the quake struck at 5:15 a.m. and was centered at around 60 kilometers southwest of Sinabang, Aceh, at 24 kilometers beneath the surface.

Antara state news agency reported panic stirred among residents in Banda Aceh, Medan and Riau and also blackouts in Banda Aceh.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

BMKG also recorded two aftershocks, each measuring 5.1 and 5.2 on the Richter scale, at 5:26 and 5:28 a.m.

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