A 6.5-magnitude aftershock to last weekend's killer earthquake hit off the coast of Sumatra on Saturday, sending frightened residents running into the streets. No injuries were reported.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the 6.5 aftershock hit early Saturday morning and was centered 215 miles west of Banda Aceh, the hard-hit provincial capital in northern Sumatra.
Aftershocks in the 4- and 5-magnitude range were also recorded, officials said.
The 6.5 jolt was an aftershock to last weekend's 9.0-magnitude temblor that spawned the devastating tsunamis that hit 11 countries and killed more than 123,000 people.
"Unfortunately, large aftershocks are common after an earthquake of this size," said Kathleen Gohn, a spokeswoman for the Golden, Colo.-based USGS.
She said the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued an information bulletin saying that aftershocks of that magnitude generally do not produce tsunamis.
Northwestern Sumatra was the hardest hit area in Sunday's earthquake and tsunami disaster, with about 80,000 people there killed.
Sri Lanka's top brewery shifts to producing water for victims
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka _ Sri Lanka's top brewery normally produces 160,000 bottles of beer a day. Now the plant has turned its technical might to producing a very different beverage: potable water for the survivors of the Asian tsunami disaster.
There was one hitch at the start for the Lion Brewery. The water it produced looked like beer because of the color and labeling of the bottles.
"So we then made an urgent request to get white glass bottles and they are now coming," Naufar Rahim, a senior company executive, said Saturday.
The company stopped making beer after hearing reports that survivors of the Dec. 28 disaster ran the risk of drinking contaminated water. It quickly summoned workers and executives to the bottling plant.
After the disaster, the demand for liquor has dropped considerably, Rahim said.
"But it is a wonderful feeling that we can make you happy with whatever we produce _ good water or good beer," she said.
U.N. chief says he will visit Indonesia to aid in relief effort
UNITED NATIONS _ United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Saturday he will visit tsunami-devastated Indonesia to work with regional leaders to help coordinate aid and relief efforts on the ground.
Annan said he will attend a regional meeting there Thursday, but it wasn't clear how long he would stay.
"I will go to Jakarta to launch the appeal from there and work with the leaders of the region who are also determined to play a role," Annan said in an interview being aired today on ABC News' This Week with George Stephanopoulos.