Strong earthquake rattles Aceh, kills at least one
A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck the area of Singkil Baru in Aceh at around 1 a.m. on Tuesday, killing at least one person and causing a panic among residents.
The quake reportedly lasted for up to 30 seconds and was felt by residents in Subulusalam, Aceh and Medan as well as other cities in the surrounding region.
The tremor destroyed the Subulussalam Midwives Academy building and a house next to it.
Subulussalam Mayor Muara Sakti confirmed that at least one person, a 12-year-old boy, had died in the incident.
"The victim lived in the house that collapsed," Muara said Tuesday as quoted by Tribun Medan.
According to North Sumatra Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency, the epicenter of the quake was 59 kilometers northeast of Singkil Baru, Aceh, at a depth of 78 kilometers below sea level.
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