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Dozens injured as 6.1-magnitude quake hits Indonesia's Aceh

Published on Jul 2, 2013 4:22 PM

LAMPAHAN (AFP) - A 6.1-magnitude earthquake which hit the Indonesian province of Aceh on Tuesday killed at least one person, injured dozens and destroyed buildings, sparking panic in a region devastated by the quake-triggered tsunami of 2004.

The quake hit inland at a depth of just 10km, 55km south of Bireun and 72 km southeast of Reuleuet, the US Geological Survey said.

Houses collapsed in the district, some 320km from the provincial capital Banda Aceh.

“A child died when a wall collapsed,” said Ema Suryani, a doctor at a health clinic in Lampahan city, Bener Meriah district. 

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