September 12, 2007
Several buildings in Indonesia have been heavily damage by an 8.4 magnitude earthquake. At least ten deaths are blamed on the quake.
It triggered a small tsunami in western Indonesia, reportedly
reaching a height of about three feet near the city of Padang. But
most of the damage appears to have come from the quake itself.
It could be felt in at least four countries, and was followed by
a series of aftershocks. The largest of those briefly triggered a
second tsunami alert for Indonesia.
Two of the victims died when a car dealership collapsed. A
witness says another person died in a fire on the fourth floor of a
department store. Excavation machinery is being used to search
through rubble for survivors.
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