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Indonesia Tsunami

Relief In Indonesia As Residents Survey Quake Damage

AP | By FAKHRURRADZIE GADE | Posted 06.12.2012 | World

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia -- Residents surveying damage from two powerful earthquakes that reignited memories of the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami...

Earthquake Hits Indonesian Waters

AP | By FAKHRURRADZIE GADE | Posted 03.11.2012 | World

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia -- A powerful earthquake hit off the coast of western Indonesia early Wednesday, prompting officials to briefly issue a tsunami ...

Reports: 7 Years After Tsunami, Girl That Was Thought Lost Finds Home

Posted 12.22.2011 | World

For nearly seven years, Wati's parents believed their daughter had died when a tsunami hit Indonesia's Aceh in December 2004. Yet on Wednesday, the 15...

Indonesia Earthquake Prompts Tsunami Warning

Posted 06.03.2011 | World

A strong earthquake in Indonesia shook the island of Java on Monday morning. The quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 6.7, was recorded at approx...

AMAZING Survival: Baby DIscovered In Tree DAYS After Deadly Tsunami

AP | FRISKA SIMAMORA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MENTAWAI ISLANDS, Indonesia — An official says an 18-month-old baby has been found alive in a clump of trees days after the devastating tsunami that...

Haunting Images Of Volcanic Ash-Covered Livestock And Homes From Indonesia

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A series of explosions from Mount Merapi have choked the air with volcanic ash in Indonesia, as the death toll continues to rise and disaster aid bare...

NO WARNING: Indonesian Tsunami Alert System Failed

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Hundreds of people were killed and many are missing as a result of the tsunami, which was generated by a magnitude 7.7 earthquake off the west coast o...

Indonesia Earthquake, Tsunami Death Toll At Least 272

AP | ACHMAD IBRAHIM and SLAMET RIYADI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MENTAWAI ISLANDS, Indonesia — The death toll from a tsunami and a volcano rose to more than 340 Thursday as more victims of Indonesia's double d...

VIDEO: Tsunami, Earthquake Disasters In Asia

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Reports are coming in that most Samoans were barely given a three minute warning before a deadly tidal wave struck early Wednesday morning killing at ...

Indonesia: Earthquake Hits Along Same Fault Line That Spawned 2004 Tsunami

AP | IRWAN FIRDAUS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A powerful earthquake rocked western Indonesia Wednesday, trapping thousands under collapsed buildings – including two hospitals – and triggering landslides. At least 75 people were killed on Sumatra island and the death toll was expected to climb sharply.

The magnitude 7.6 quake struck at 5:15 p.m. local time (1015GMT, 6:15 a.m. EDT), just off the coast of Padang city the U.S. Geological Survey said. It was along the same fault line that spawned the massive 2004 Asian tsunami that killed more than 230,000 people in a dozen countries.

A tsunami warning for countries along the Indian Ocean was issued, and panicked residents fled to higher ground fearing giant waves. The warning was lifted about an hour later.

When the quake struck, the ground was shaking so hard that people sat down on the streets to avoid falling over, footage shot in Padang and broadcast by local TVOne network showed.

Children screamed as residents tried to put out fires started in the quake. Thousands fled the coast in cars and motorbikes, honking horns.