Aceh Earthquake Leaves Buildings in Rubble

StoryfulPublished: January 13, 201720 views
Published: January 13, 2017

At least 18 people were killed when a 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia’s Aceh province early on Wednesday.

<a href="http://tv.kompas.com/read/2016/12/07/5238257003001/wakil.bupati.pijay.18.orang.meninggal.akibat.gempa" target="_blank">Indonesia’s Kompas TV</a> reported that buildings in the Pidie Jaya Regency collapsed during the tremor. The earthquake struck around 12 miles southeast of Sigli, according to the <a href="http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/#%7B%22autoUpdate%22%3A%5B%22autoUpdate%22%5D%2C%22basemap%22%3A%22grayscale%22%2C%22feed%22%3A%221day_m25%22%2C%22listFormat%22%3A%22default%22%2C%22mapposition%22%3A%5B%5B-43.580390855607845%2C-294.345703125%5D%2C%5B11.523087506868514%2C-196.083984375%5D%5D%2C%22overlays%22%3A%5B%22plates%22%5D%2C%22restrictListToMap%22%3A%5B%22restrictListToMap%22%5D%2C%22search%22%3Anull%2C%22sort%22%3A%22newest%22%2C%22timezone%22%3A%22utc%22%2C%22viewModes%22%3A%5B%22list%22%2C%22map%22%5D%2C%22event%22%3A%22us10007ghm%22%7D" target="_blank"><span class="caps">USGS</span></a>.

This video shows the damage to the Mudi Mesra mosque in the Aceh city of Samalanga, which is located around 30 miles from the earthquake epicenter.

Tens of thousands of people were killed in the Boxing Day tsunami that hit coastal communities on the northern tip of Sumatra in 2004.

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