Quake in Indonesia

This item appears on page 16 of the February 2017 issue.

A magnitude-6.5 earthquake occurred off the coast of the province of Aceh, on the northern tip of the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, on Dec. 7, killing at least 97 people, injuring hundreds of others and leaving more than 45,000 people homeless.

Aceh was the epicenter of the 2004 earthquake that triggered the tsunami that killed almost 300,000 people in Asian countries bordering the Indian Ocean, including more than 160,000 in Indonesia, alone.