The number of victims of earthquake in Indonesia has risen to 54

The consequences of the earthquake in Indonesia

The death toll in the earthquake near Sumatra had risen to 54. Reported by the Associated Press.

The largest number of victims falls in the County of Pitija in Aceh, located in the vicinity of the epicenter. There are 52 people were killed, two more — in the district of Bireun. More than 70 people were seriously injured.

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.

Some buildings collapsed under the rubble can be people. At the emergency sent rescuers with heavy machinery.