An earthquake in western Indonesia

January 22, 2013. In the west Indonesia there was a strong shallow earthquake, which killed 9-year-old girl. Earthquake destroyed several residential buildings and sowed panic among the local population. In addition to the lost child has 15 injured with broken limbs, obtained after the collapse of the walls of buildings. Pre-assigned to the magnitude 6.0 earthquake. Tsunami threat to Indonesia's shores missing.

Center of the quake was located southwest of the city of Banda Aceh and had a depth of 6 km. Earthquake disturb the peaceful sleep of inhabitants of towns and villages on the northern outskirts of. Sumatra at about 5:22 in the morning. Through several minutes for the main shock was followed by an additional with a magnitude of 4.7. From the fear of many Indonesians have not dared to go back to the house, despite the fact that it was early morning.

Together with 30 residential buildings earthquake destroyed the mosque in the district of Pidie Jaya region of Aceh. Hundreds of people had to be evacuated to temporary shelters. In the village Tangse power outage when several posts supporting the wire, fell to the homes. The regional administration is trying to assess the extent of the incident and the damage.


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