3 Jul 2013

Quake in Aceh

7:38 am on 3 July 2013

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake has hit the Indonesian province of Aceh, killing at least 11 people and injuring dozens more.

The United States Geological Survey said it was at a depth of 10km. Several landslides were triggered and houses were destroyed.

People ran out of buildings in panic in the provincial capital Banda Aceh as the quake shook houses for around one minute.

Among those who died were six children killed when a mosque collapsed.

An earthquake off Aceh in 2004, sparked a tsunami that killed 170,000 people in the province on Sumatra and tens of thousands more in countries around the Indian Ocean.