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June 5, 2000 | Associated Press
A powerful earthquake and several strong aftershocks rocked the Indonesian island of Sumatra, leaving at least 44 people dead and thousands homeless, authorities said today. The Indonesian Meteorological and Geophysical Service said the quake, measuring magnitude 7.3, hit at 11:29 p.m. Sunday and was centered beneath the Indian Ocean about 400 miles northwest of Jakarta, the capital. The U.S. Geological Survey in Golden, Colo., estimated the quake's strength at 7.9.
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October 1, 2009 | David Pierson
The death toll in Samoa and American Samoa rose to 99 early today, according to news reports, after a powerful tsunami triggered by a deep ocean earthquake devastated coastal towns. Dozens of people were still missing. Seventeen hours after the magnitude 8.0 temblor struck, another massive ocean earthquake off the coast of Indonesia's Sumatra island early today killed at least 75 people and trapping thousands under rubble. A tsunami warning was issued in the region but was later lifted.
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October 1, 2009 | David Pierson
The death toll in Samoa and American Samoa rose to 99 early today, according to news reports, after a powerful tsunami triggered by a deep ocean earthquake devastated coastal towns. Dozens of people were still missing. Seventeen hours after the magnitude 8.0 temblor struck, another massive ocean earthquake off the coast of Indonesia's Sumatra island early today killed at least 75 people and trapping thousands under rubble. A tsunami warning was issued in the region but was later lifted.
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June 5, 2000 | Associated Press
A powerful earthquake and several strong aftershocks rocked the Indonesian island of Sumatra, leaving at least 44 people dead and thousands homeless, authorities said today. The Indonesian Meteorological and Geophysical Service said the quake, measuring magnitude 7.3, hit at 11:29 p.m. Sunday and was centered beneath the Indian Ocean about 400 miles northwest of Jakarta, the capital. The U.S. Geological Survey in Golden, Colo., estimated the quake's strength at 7.9.
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