Aceh, Indonesia / A 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck off Pidie Jaya, about 106 kilometers south-east of the city of Banda Aceh, at 05:03 local time on Wednesday (7/12). The earthquake occurred t a depth of 15 km. The Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) state that the quake had no potential to trigger a tsunami. BMKG also state that until Thursday (8/12) at 08:00 local time, there is 38 aftershock which is still affected the area with smaller magnitude.
"The epicenter of the quake is on land, therefore no tsunami potential, but it led to building damage” said Dr. Andi Eka Saky, Director General of BMKG.