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Thursday, 13 September 2007

Indonesian earthquake

An earthquake which registered 8.2 on the Richter Scale hit the coast of Sumatra today and triggered a small tsunami. An official at Indonesia's meteorological agency said gauges measured a wave surge of one meter after the first quake. The agency said the big quake's epicentre was 159 km (99 miles) southwest of Bengkulu, a remote area of mountains and forests. It was followed by a series of powerful aftershocks, including a magnitude-6.6 quake that briefly triggered a second tsunami alert in Indonesia. Authorities from Malaysia and Sri Lanka issued independent warnings, as did India for the Andaman and Nicobar islands, and Australia for Christmas and Cocos Islands. Early reports suggest that 10 people are dead and 100 injured.

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