Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Quake triggers tsunami in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia - A massive earthquake struck Indonesia on Wednesday, triggering a tsunami in the town of Padang and warnings for much of the Indian Ocean region, authorities said. The quake caused tall buildings to sway in at least four countries.

A wave of up to 9 feet was reported to have hit Padang about 20 minutes after the quake, said Suhardjono, an official with Indonesia's meteorological agency, who goes by only one name.

A local official told Indonesian radio that at least one person was killed and dozens were injured in the earthquake.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center also reported that a small tsunami hit Padang.

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