Seven people have died and more than 100 are reported injured after three separate quakes hit the Indonesian
The quakes of moderate magnitude struck within a space of five hours on Monday morning, hitting several areas that are still rebuilding after the devastating Asian tsunami almost exactly two years ago.
The first quake with a magnitude of 5.8 struck at 4:10 am on Monday.
Its epicentre was 128 km under the sea southwest of Banda Aceh, capital of Aceh province which bore the brunt of the 2004 tsunami.
The second quake registered a magnitude of 5.7 and came 30 minutes later northwest of the city of
The third quake hit
Four of the deaths occured in the town of
Mosques, churches and houses were also reported damaged in the town.
The quakes also triggered a landslide that blocked a key road leading to the region and impaired efforts to reach victims.
Besides the three quakes, dozens of aftershocks have shaken the area officials said.