5,3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Aceh


BANDA ACEH, THEACEH.COM – A 5,3 magnitude earthquake hit West Aceh Regency, Aceh Province, Thursday, October 18, 2018.

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) released, a 5.3-magnitude earthquake which struck at 11.29 AM and dit not have the potential to cause a tsunami.

“The epicenter of the quake was at 4.72 North Latitude and 96.21 East Longitude or 30 km Northeast of West Aceh Regency, Aceh, with a depth of 10 km,” wrote the BMKG twitter account on Thursday.

The 5.3 SR earthquake was felt by residents in Lhokseumawe, Bireuen, Meulaboh, Calang and Central Aceh.

There were no immediate reports of the earthquake.[]