Residents flee Indonesia volcano intensified

July 3, 2013. Residents affected by the powerful earthquake on the eve of the Indonesian province of Aceh are fleeing in panic from the volcano intensified there Burnie-Telong, said on Wednesday the national news agency Antara.

"Panic peaked last night after the aftershocks of the earthquake," — said a police officer at the center of public relations Souroti (Suroto).

An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 occurred on Tuesday afternoon on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The epicenter of the quake was located 35 kilometers north-west of the area, Bener Meriah in the westernmost province of Aceh, the center lies at a depth of 10 kilometers below the surface of the island. A few hours after it was followed by two new earthquakes of magnitude 5.5 and 5.3 with the epicenter of the occurrence and outbreak of approximately the same points, told RIA Novosti on Wednesday at the National Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (NUMKG) Indonesia.

As the Special Adviser to the President of Indonesia on social assistance and disaster Arif Andi (Andi Arief), only during the first 10 hours after the most powerful push in Aceh have been reported more than 60 domestic and nearly 50 small volcanic earthquakes stratovolcano height 2000 meters above 16 sea level. "Surveillance of Burney-Telong strengthened, but the status of the volcano is still normal," — he added.

Meanwhile, according to preliminary data, the number of victims of the Sumatra earthquake and subsequent aftershocks to him Wednesday morning to 25. Major damage occurred in the area, located 320 kilometers from the city of Banda Aceh, the provincial capital. Earthquake, which caused a panic in the entire north-western part of the island, destroyed hundreds of homes.

Source: RIA Novosti

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