Fifty-two people have died following Wednesday’s 6.5-magnitude earthquake that struck the northern province of Aceh in Indonesia, officials have said.
National Disaster Management Agency spokesman Sutopo Nugroho says the number of casualties is expected to rise. He also said over 70 people are severely injured.
Quake struck early Wednesday
The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck just after 5 am at a depth of 17 km on Aceh’s north-eastern coast.
But no tsunami warning was issued.