Another TsunamiDozens dead in Indonesian tsunami (BBC)At least 100 people have been killed in a tsunami triggered by an earthquake off the island of Java, an aid agency in Indonesia said.
The earthquake, which had a magnitude of 7.2, struck off the town of Pangandaran at 1519 local time (0819 GMT), causing a two-metre-high wave.
One resident, Teti, said high waves had destroyed hotels in Pangandaran and thrown boats onto the beach.
"Waves suddenly came and we ran to the hills," she told local radio. "Many small hotels were destroyed," she said.
Putu Suryawan, of Red Cross disaster relief, said 105 people were believed to have been killed, with 148 injured and 127 still missing.
At least 2,000 people are also thought to have been displaced from the area.
A local official, Rudi Supriatna Bahro, said that thousands of people had sought refuge in mosques and other safe places.
(Obviously lessons have been learned from Aceh where mosques were among the few buildings left standing after the tsunami in December 2004.)
Earlier, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said the search was still ongoing for the missing. Mr Yudhoyono urged residents in coastal areas to move to safer places and said that rescue teams had been sent to the affected area.
A low-lying isthmus mainly for holiday makers and fisherfolk, Pangandaran has long been a beautiful bolthole. Our thoughts, naturally, go to those affected and we can, with horror, imagine the damage done.
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