The area of the incident
The earthquake that occurred in Indonesia on the morning of Wednesday, December 7, killing at least 18 people, reports the portal Detik.com.
The tremors were recorded at 05:03 local time (01:03 MSK). According to USGS, the earthquake magnitude was 6.5. The epicenter was located on the island of Sumatra, 92 kilometres East of the city of Banda Aceh. The focus lies at a depth of 8.2 kilometers.
The first information about the victims came from the County of Pitija in Aceh. According to authorities, the victims of the tremors began at least 18 people, rescue efforts continue.
Some buildings collapsed under the rubble can be people. At the emergency sent rescuers with heavy machinery.