Indonesia-Earthquake

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - More than 30 people are dead and dozens injured after a powerful earthquake rocked Indonesia.

Several dozen are reported missing.

The magnitude 7.0 quake struck off the southern coast of the main island of Java, where most of Indonesia's 235 million people live. It lasted nearly a minute and was felt hundreds of miles away.

Disaster officials say more than 700 buildings have collapsed or been severely damaged. At least 33 people are dead. In one village, 10 bodies were recovered from a landslide and about 30 other people were thought to be trapped under rocks and dirt.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the quake was powerful enough to cause a local tsunami, but there were no immediate
reports of high waves. A tsunami warning was issued but lifted an
hour later.

A huge quake off western Indonesia caused a powerful tsunami in December 2004 that killed about 230,000 people in a dozen countries.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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