Jakarta: Ten people were killed when a 6.7-magnitude quake struck Indonesia's Aceh province early on Tuesday, a news report said.

The quake occurred at 10.55 pm, with the epicentre about 50 km northeast of Aceh's Singkil Baru region.

“So far, we have 10 fatalities,” a news portal quoted Social Minister Salim Segaf Al Jufrie as saying.

The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the quake was too far inland to generate a tsunami.

Indonesia sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", where the meeting of continental plates causes high seismic activity, and Sumatra is particularly prone to earthquakes.

Aceh was devastated when a 9.1-magnitude quake off Sumatra in December 2004 triggered a huge tsunami which killed more than 220,000 people around the Indian Ocean.

USGS initially gave a magnitude of 6.5 for Tuesday's quake.