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  • An Acehnese man makes his way under the collapsed roof of a building after it was destroyed by an earthquake in Ketol, Central Aceh, July 3, 2013.
  • Residents walk on a collapsed mosque in Blang Mancung village after a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit Aceh province, July 3, 2013.
  • Residents leave their house after it was hit by a strong earthquake in Bener Meriah district in Central Aceh, July 2, 2013.
  • An injured resident is evacuated to the local clinic after a strong earthquake hit in Bener Meriah district in Central Aceh, July 2, 2013.
  • Injured residents receive treatment outside the local clinic after a strong earthquake hit in Bener Meriah district, July 2, 2013.
  • Residents stay outside their damaged house after it was hit by a strong earthquake in Bener Meriah district, July 2, 2013.

Earthquake Hits Indonesia's Aceh

Published July 03, 2013

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake has struck Indonesia's Aceh province on the northern tip of Sumatra island. The U.S. Geological Survey said two aftershocks of magnitudes 5.2 and 5.3 shook the area six to eight hours after the initial tremor. Rescue workers were searching for an unknown number of people trapped under rubble.


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