Quake triggers tsunami in Indonesia

Updated: 2007-09-12 20:21

JAKARTA, Indonesia - A massive earthquake killed at least two people, injured 100 and triggered a small tsunami in western Indonesia, authorities said. Warnings for destructive waves were issued across much of the Indian Ocean region.

The 8.2-magnitude quake off Sumatra island badly damaged buildings along the coast and could be felt in at least four countries, with tall buildings swaying as far as 2,000 kilometers (1,200 miles) away.

It was followed by a series of powerful aftershocks, the strongest of which registered magnitude 6.6 and triggered a second tsunami alert in Indonesia, the local meteorological agency reported.


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