Quake Triggers Tsunami in Indonesia
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A massive [tag]earthquake[/tag] shook [tag/]Indonesia[/tag] on Wednesday, killing seven people, injuring 100 and triggering a small tsunami that hit one city on the island of Sumatra, authorities said. [tag]Tsunami[/tag] warnings were issued for much of the Indian Ocean region.
The 8.2-magnitude quake off [tag]Sumatra[/tag] badly damaged buildings along the coast and could be felt in at least four countries, with tall buildings swaying as far as 1,200 miles away.
It was followed by a series of powerful aftershocks, the strongest of which registered at a magnitude of 6.6 and triggered a second tsunami alert for Indonesia, the meteorological agency reported.
At least seven people were killed in three Sumatran towns, Social Affairs Department official Felix Valentino told the news portal detik.com. Phone lines and electricity also were cut. Most of the damage appeared to be from the quake.
A wave of up to 9 feet was reported to have struck the city of Padang about 20 minutes after the initial quake, said Suhardjono, an official with Indonesia’s meteorological agency, who goes by only one name.
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Tsunami warning issued after 7.9 magnitude quake off Sumatra
KUALA LUMPUR: The [tag]Malaysian[/tag] Meteorological Department has issued a tsunami alert after a powerful earthquake struck off Sumatra, Indonesia at 7.10pm.The department has advised people in the northern states of Perlis, Kedah, Perak and [tag]Penang[/tag] to move away from beaches as a safety precaution.Tremors were felt in parts of the west coast of peninsular Malaysia when the quake struck.
Faster say goodbye to me, just in case.
**Added : Some old posts
Tsunami Dec 26th, 2004 – The first tremor we felt
The photos of the destructions of the tsunami that killed many people in Penang in 2004
Tremors in 2005 – No tsunami but the tremors was worst than the first time
So, with some seriousness, hope nothing bad happen.