Indonesia Quake Kills 52 People, Says Official

People survey the damage after dozens of buildings collapsed following a 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Ule Glee, Pidie Jaya in the northern province of Aceh, Indonesia December 7, 2016. REUTERS/Nunu Husien

Fifty-two people have died following Wednesday’s 6.5-magnitude earthquake that struck the northern province of Aceh in Indonesia, officials have said.

National Disaster Management Agency spokesman Sutopo Nugroho says the number of casualties is expected to rise. He also said over 70 people are severely injured.

Quake struck early Wednesday

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck just after 5 am at a depth of 17 km on Aceh’s north-eastern coast.

But no tsunami warning was issued.

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