Monday, July 17, 2006

Earthquake Causes Tsunami

A magnitude 7.7 earthquake in Indonesia sent a six-foot tsunami smashing into the tourist resorts on Java Island, Indonesia, today, reports Fox News.

Early estimates there indicate that at least 100 people are dead, while scores are either missing or have fled to safety. The area was sit with a 6.3 magnitude earthquake some two months ago, killing nearly 6,000 people. After the quake, tsunami warnings were issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, and parts of Bali and Australia saw waves up to eight inches high.

Rescue efforts in Indonesia are continuing.

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