22 December 2007

[media-sumut] Earthquake rocks Aceh Indonesia



Earthquake rocks Aceh Indonesia

2007-12-22 21:03:57

JAKARTA, Dec. 22 (Xinhua) -- A moderate earthquake with magnitude of 5.8 on the Richter scale rattled Aceh province, in northern tip of Sumatra Island, Indonesia on Saturday evening, no immediate report of damages or casualty, meteorology agency said here.

The quake rattled at 19:26 Jakarta time (1206 GMT) with epicenter at 48 kilometers southeast Sinabang town of the province and at 10 kilometers under sea bed, an official of the agency Bayu Pranata told Xinhua.

The quake was felt in Meulaboh town and in Sibolga of nearby province of North Sumatra, he said.

Pranata also said that the quake was felt at Sinabang town, but still difficult to contact official there.

Editor: Bi Mingxin



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