The International Disaster Response Network
On 2 July 2013 at 14:37 Jakarta time (UTC/GMT +7 hours) a 6.1 Richter Scale earthquake struck Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam. It was measured at 6.2 Richter Scale (as reported by BMKG) or 6.1 Richter Scale (as reported by USGS) and VIII MMI.
The epicenter was located on the ground, at 10km depth, 4.70 North, 96.61 East, 35 km southwest of Bener Meriah District, in Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam, Indonesia. The earthquake was strongly felt in Bener Meriah, Aceh Tengah, Lhokseumawe and Meulaboh Districts. It was felt less strongly in Banda Aceh and Medan. The worst-hit area spans across 12 villages of Ketol Sub District. Five of those 12 villages are accessible.
Aftershocks with magnitude 5.5 Richter Scale and 5.3 Richter Scale struck on the evening of 2 July. The National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) has reported 35 casualties, about 275 injured. The number of buildings damaged or destroyed stands at 4,292 houses and 83 public or community buildings.The number of casualties is expected to rise as search and rescue teams continue searching damaged buildings for survivors. There are no official figures on Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). The numbers are being verified by local authorities.