October 26th, 2010
10:23 AM ET

At least 103 dead after Indonesia quake

At least 103 people were killed and 150 others were missing after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck off Sumatra on Monday and triggered a tsunami, Indonesian officials said Tuesday.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the quake generated a "significant" tsunami.

Although communication with remote areas was difficult, witnesses in West Sumatra reported seeing a 6-meter (18-foot) high wave. One representative said at least one village with a population of about 200 people was swept away, with only 40 people recovered. Other reports described the tsunami as being about 3 meters (9 feet) high.

The Indonesian Ministry of Health previously had said more than 300 people were missing but later decreased that number.


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  1. Cpt Hiller

    Not even a four pointer. Go back to sleep.

    October 26, 2010 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  2. GoodNews316

    Our world is paralyzed by fear. Every day you turn on the news and see evidence of our impending doom. To lighten the mood, you might flip over to the Discovery or History channel to disengage only to learn the latest theory on how we're all about to die. Pretty depressing stuff! Fortunately, there's good news! There is hope. See for your self: Story4.Us/2050.

    October 26, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Bond, James Bond

    blah, blah, blah, whos going to miss them? There is no oil so no real interest to our govt. Too bad a little oil goes a long way when it comes to aid.

    October 26, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Bond, James Bond

    that region is a real HOT bed for disasters, punn intended! between them, pakistan, china, lot going on over there, makes you kinda wonder after a while.

    October 26, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |