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Tsunami warning issued after powerful earthquake strikes Indonesia

Associated Press - September 12, 2007 9:13 AM ET

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Officials have issued a tsunami warning for wide areas of the Indian Ocean region and Australia after a powerful earthquake in Indonesia.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the undersea quake has a preliminary magnitude of 7.9.

The quake destroyed some homes in the town closest to the epicenter, and could be felt 375 miles away in Jakarta.

It was also felt in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.

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