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Strong earthquake rocks Indonesia's Aceh province

Strong earthquake rocks Indonesia's Aceh province

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong undersea earthquake has rocked Indonesia's province of Aceh, but there were no immediate report of damages or casualties.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the shallow 6.4-magnitude earthquake that struck at 5:03 a.m. (2203 GMT) Wednesday was centered about 10 kilometers (6 miles) north off Reuleut, a town in northern Aceh, at a depth of 17.2 kilometers (11 miles).

Indonesia's Climate Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said the quake has no potential to trigger a tsunami.

The world's largest archipelago Indonesia is prone to earthquakes due to its location on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin.

In December 2004, a massive earthquake off Sumatra island triggered a tsunami that killed 230,000 people in a dozen countries.