The Jakarta Post
A 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit Simeulue regency in Aceh on Tuesday, the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) reported.
The earthquake struck at 1:05 p.m. with an epicenter 24 kilometers southwest of Sinabang, Simeulue regency at a depth of 13 kilometers. The BMKG said the quake did not have the potential to cause a tsunami.
#Gempa Mag:6.4, 07-Jan-20 13:05:18 WIB, Lok:2.29 LU, 96.24 BT (Pusat gempa berada di Laut 24 km BaratDaya SINABANG), Kedlmn:13 Km Dirasakan (MMI) III Tapak Tuan, III Singkil, III Gunung Sitoli, III Nias Utara, II - III Medan, II Nias Barat, II Meulaboh #BMKG pic.twitter.com/7FDs4ZD78Y— BMKG (@infoBMKG) January 7, 2020
The quake was also felt lightly in Medan and Nias, North Sumatra.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) recorded the Bantul quake at a magnitude of 6.2.
No casualties or damages have been reported as of the time of writing. (kmt)