A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 hit Aceh province in Indonesia. According to seismologists, the tremors occurred underwater but were shallow.
So far, no casualties or serious damage have been reported, ABC News reports. Locals were warned of possible aftershocks.
According to the Indonesian Meteorological Agency, there is no threat of a tsunami yet.
Local seismologists put the preliminary magnitude of the tremors at 6.3, while the US Geological Survey reported that the centre of the 5.9-magnitude quake was 362 kilometres east of Sinabang.
Although earthquakes are a common occurrence in Indonesia, people should not take safety lightly. A slightly less powerful tremor in 2022 in November killed hundreds of people.
Earthquakes that cause tsunamis or occur under densely populated cities are particularly dangerous. High waves can destroy homes and kill hundreds of thousands of people.