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BREAKING: Deadly earthquake rocks Indonesian town

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake reportedly killed at least 25 people after it struck off the coast of Indonesia's Aceh province early Wednesday morning.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake was about five miles (8.2 km) under the ocean, and about southeast 11 miles (nearly 18 km) from the town of Sigli.

Local authorities say that there may be more people trapped under dozens of collapsed buildings. However, Indonesia's Climate, Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said there is no threat of a tsunami.


The USGS initially rated the earthquake as a 6.4 quake, but later upped it to a magnitude of 6.5. At least five aftershocks were reportedly felt across the province.

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