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Saturday 8 October 2005

Quake rocks parts of tsunami-ravaged Aceh, North Sumatra

Jakarta, Oct. 8 (AP): A strong earthquake rocked parts of Indonesia's tsunami-ravaged Aceh province today, causing panic among residents, official and witnesses said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

The magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck near southern Aceh's Singkil town and its surrounding areas at 11:30 am (1000 IST), said Muslih, an official at the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency.

Muslih, who uses one name like many Indonesians, said the quake strongly jolted Singkil, but so far there were no reports of its effects.

Andayani, an official at the local district office, said many panicked city-dwellers ran out of their houses when the quake struck.

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Anonymous Anonymous said :

Too bad for those people.

Tue Dec 20, 10:10:00 am IST  
Anonymous Biyografi said :

Yep too bad. We should help as much as we can.

Tue Dec 20, 10:11:00 am IST