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One killed, 7 injured in Indonesia quake

Other News Materials 22 January 2013 06:28
One person was killed and at least eight injured after an earthquake struck Indonesia's Aceh province Tuesday, an official said.
One killed, 7 injured in Indonesia quake

One person was killed and at least eight injured after an earthquake struck Indonesia's Aceh province Tuesday, an official said, DPA reported.

The magnitude-6.0 quake occurred at 5:22 am local time with an epicentre 15 kilometres south-west of the provincial capital, Banda Aceh, according to the geophysics agency. It had a depth of 84 kilometres.

An 8-year-old girl was killed and eight people in Pidie district were injured by falling debris as a result of the quake, the local emergency agency said.

The quake sparked panic in Banda Aceh. Residents rushed out of their homes, fearing a tsunami.

"The quake was felt very strongly and I prayed to God there wouldn't be a tsunami," said Maryani, a Banda Aceh resident.

The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, triggered by a massive quake off Sumatra, killed more than 170,000 people in Aceh alone.

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