JAKARTA, July 3 (Xinhua) -- Powerful and shallow quake in Aceh of Indonesia on Tuesday has killed 22 people, injured 218 others and damaged thousands of houses, official said here on Wednesday.
Most of the casualty were found in Benermeriah district, about 1,500 houses, government office buildings and mosques were damaged by the quake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of national disaster management agency told Xinhua by phone on Wednesday.
Most of the wounded people were in Aceh Tengah district, he said, adding all of the injured persons in Aceh province were being treated in hospitals.
Several spots of roads were cut which hampered transport in the province in northern tip of Sumatra island, Indonesia, said Sutopo.
The disaster made people take shelters in several places, he said, but did not elaborate further.
Assessment of the risk of the quake was continuing, particularly in Benermeriah district, he said.
The government has sent one helicopter and one plane to help with the emergency relief work, said Sutopo.
Police, soldiers and volunteers have came to the affected areas to give aids, he said.
5.2-magnitude quake hits northern Sumatra, Indonesia -- USGS
HONG KONG, 07.2 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale jolted northern Sumatra, Indonesia at 2013-07-2 15: 36:45 GMT on Tue, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The epicenter, with a depth of 24.20 km, was initially determined to be at 4.7006 degrees north latitude and 96.7658 degrees east longitude.Full story
6 killed, hundreds wounded in Indonesia's Aceh quake
JAKARTA, July 2 (Xinhua) -- At least six people were killed and hundreds were wounded in Indonesia's Benermeriah and Aceh Tengah regencies in a major earthquake that struck the country's westernmost province of Aceh on Tuesday afternoon, National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Spokesperson Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.
He said in Benermeriah regency, at least five people were killed and 70 were injured and dozens of houses were heavily damaged.Full story
Moderate quake hits northern Sumatra, Indonesia
HONG KONG, July 2 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale jolted northern Sumatra, Indonesia at 13:55:39 GMT on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The epicenter, with a depth of 18.70 km, was initially determined to be at 4.7065 degrees north latitude and 96.7497 degrees east longitude. Full story