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Jakarta Post

6.4-magnitude earthquake rocks Aceh

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, January 7, 2020   /   01:55 pm
6.4-magnitude earthquake rocks Aceh Breaking News (TJP/File)

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.

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)