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Wednesday Quakes Rumble Indonesia, Lake Elsinore

(AP) – A search for victims is under way in Indonesia, where an earthquake has left at least 10 people dead.

The 8.2-magnitude quake off Sumatra island damaged malls, mosques and car dealerships along the coast and triggered a small tsunami. It set tall buildings swaying as far as 1,200 miles away.

The quake was followed by a series of powerful aftershocks, including one measuring 6.6.

Excavation machinery is being used to search through the rubble for survivors.

Warnings of potentially destructive waves were issued across the Indian Ocean region.

In December 2004, a massive earthquake off Sumatra island triggered a tsunami that killed more than 230,000 people in a dozen countries, including 160,000 people in Indonesia’s westernmost province.

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KESQ News Team


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