Powerful quake strikes Indonesia
By Peter Gelling
New York Times
Copyright 2007 The New York Times
JAKARTA, Indonesia — A powerful earthquake centered near the Indonesian island of Sumatra toppled buildings on Wednesday and set off a tsunami alert for the Indian Ocean. At least seven people were killed and 100 injured, The Associated Press reported, quoting local news accounts.
The National Weather Service’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said sea level readings showed that the earthquake, which had a magnitude of 8.2, did indeed generate a tsunami, and that it may have caused destruction along the coast.
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