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6.5-magnitufe earthquake kills 97 in Indonesia

6.5-magnitufe earthquake kills 97 in Indonesia
December 07, 2016

PESHAWAR, 07 December: At least 97 people were killed including women and children as a 6.5-Richter Scale magnitude powerful undersea earthquake struck Indonesia’s Aceh province early on Wednesday, officials said.

The local authorities said that 273 people were injured, majority of them sustained serious wounds.

According to Indonesian Metrological Survey, some 250 buildings were destroyed, mostly in Pidie Jaya, including 14 mosques. Roads also developed cracks and power pylons fell over houses.

The US Geological Survey said the 6.5-magnitude earthquake that struck at 5:03am was centered about 6 miles (10km) north of Reuleut, a town in northern Aceh, which was about 11 miles (17km) deep. Luckily, it did not generate a tsunami. More than 100,000 people had died in Aceh after the December 26, 2004, earthquake which triggered a devastating tsunami.


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