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Quake-triggered tsunami hits Indonesia
2006/07/18

Related: Earthquake jolts Indonesia's Java island

At least three people were killed Monday when a two-metre-high tsunami, triggered by a powerful earthquake, crashed into a beach resort on Indonesia's Java island, a witness told a local radio station.

Map detailing the location of Jakarta, Indonesia. (File Photo)

    BEIJING, July 17 (Xinhuanet) -- At least ten people were killed Monday when a five-metre-high tsunami, triggered by a powerful earthquake, crashed into a beach resort on Indonesia's Java island, a witness told a local radio station.

    People fled to a local hill to escape the wave on Pangandaran beach in west Java, a woman identified as Teti told el-Shinta radio station.

    "All the houses and hotels are destroyed along the beach," She said.

    She also said three people were killed and four others missing.

    An earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale hit the seas south of Java, at about 4:26 p.m. (0826 GMT) this afternoon.

    The epicenter was determined to be located at 9.3 degrees south latitude and 107.3 degrees east longitude, about 360 kilometers south of Jakarta.

    (Agencies)

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