Earthquakes cause injuries, damage in Indonesia's Aceh province: Report

Two earthquakes rocked an area of Indonesia's Aceh province on Thursday (Feb 16).
Two earthquakes rocked an area of Indonesia's Aceh province on Thursday (Feb 16). PHOTO: USGS

JAKARTA - Two earthquakes rocked on Thursday (Feb 16) an area of Indonesia's Aceh province devastated by a quake in December, damaging houses and causing injuries, the Associated Press reported.

The quakes measured at magnitude 5.1 and 5.6 by the United States Geological Survey hit in quick succession not long after 3 am Thursday, the report said.

Two houses collapsed in Pidie Jaya near the epicentre and at least nine people were injured in Trianggadeng district, AP said citing the Indonesian Red Cross.

Indonesia's meteorology and geophysics agency said there was no potential for a tsunami from the quakes.