The magnitude 8.6 quake on Wednesday and its aftershocks rattled buildings and nerves around the Indian Ocean, but authorities breathed a sigh of relief that it was not worse.
Meanwhile, Indonesian officials yesterday said five people died and at least seven were injured in Wednesday’s quakes.
They said they believed at least two people died of heart attacks and three others died of shock.
“Based on data collected on victims and damage, five people died, one person is critically injured and six others had minor injuries,” National Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.
All of the casualties were in Aceh Province.
Nugroho said the critically injured victim was a child who fell from a tree during the quake.
Additional reporting by AFP