Indonesia's Northern Sumatra Hit by Magnitude-6.2 Earthquake
The quake occurred at 5:12 a.m. at its epicenter about 60 kilometers (37 miles) southwest of Banda Aceh, the capital of Aceh province, the Survey said on its Web site. A 6.2-magnitude temblor occurred on Friday in the area.
The Aceh region was closest to the Dec. 26 magnitude-9 earthquake, which produced a tsunami that devastated coastlines across South Asia and hit areas of East Africa. An estimated 170,000 people were killed and 5 million people left homeless in 12 countries by the earthquake and tsunami.
An estimated 113,000 people were killed in Indonesia. More than 30,000 people died in Sri Lanka and 10,000 people were killed in India, the governments have said.
The area off the Sumatra coast and in the vicinity of India's Nicobar and Andaman islands has been hit by more than 100 aftershocks since the Dec. 26 quake.