Earthquake in Indonesia on Tuesday, 22 January, 2013 at 04:22 (04:22 AM) UTC.
Tuesday, 22 January, 2013 at 04:22 (04:22 AM) UTC
Cause of event:
County / State:
About 63 km south of Sigli
N 4° 51.000, E 95° 45.000
Number of affected people / Humanities loss
Affected is unknown.
One person was killed and seven were injured Tuesday when an earthquake hit the island of Sumatra in Indonesia, according to a government agency. The 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck 37 kilometers (23 miles) under Aceh province, and a 4.7-magnitude aftershock followed 26 minutes later, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The casualties occurred in an area where several homes were damaged, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency.