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September 12, 2007, 08:44 AM
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - 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 a least four countries.
A wave of up to nine 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. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center also reported that a small tsunami hit Padang.


September 12, 2007, 08:50 AM
Oh God, not again.
The terms "tsunami", "hurricane", and "flood" are just too scary.

September 12, 2007, 08:54 AM
lives that have been lost, i hope their souls rest in peace.

September 12, 2007, 10:12 AM
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=5 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=alt2 style="BORDER-TOP-WIDTH: 1px; BORDER-LEFT-WIDTH: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM-WIDTH: 1px; BORDER-RIGHT-WIDTH: 1px">Tsunami may surge up to Bangladesh coast after midnight

A tsunami may surge up to Bangladesh coast after Wednesday midnight following an earthquake near southern Sumatra of Indonesia, a Met warning said.

“It may generate tsunami wave in the Bay of Bengal of the North Indian Ocean that may reach Bangladesh coast after midnight (tonight),” said a Met Office bulletin in the evening.

A massive earthquake measuring 8.5 on Richter scale hit near southern Sumatra of Indonesia in the afternoon. The earthquake may trigger undersea waves called tsunami in Japanese terms.

If so, it is going to be a re-visitation by the fearful calamity, as several lakh people were killed in many countries, including Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka and India, in an Indian Ocean tsunami on December 26 in 2004 following a massive earthquake in the same area. </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
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