21 Aug 2010

Aceh hit by quake but no tsunami alert

8:01 pm on 21 August 2010

A moderate 5.8 earthquake has struck Indonesia's Aceh province but no tsunami warning has been issued.

Indonesia's meteorology and geophysics agency says the quake struck 44 kilometres south-east of Sinabang at a depth of 37 kilometres.

Seismologists at the United States Geological Survey say it measured 5.9 in magnitude.

Thousands were killed in Aceh by the Boxing Day 2004 earthquake

and tsunami.