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Indonesia Hit by Another Earthquake - 6.6 mag

Indonesia Hit by Another Earthquake
For the fourth time in three days, Indonesia has been rocked by a powerful earthquake.

The U.S. Geological Survey measured Friday's quake at 6.6.

The latest round of quakes began Wednesday when a huge 8.4 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Sumatra, triggering tsunami warnings along the coasts of countries from Asia to Africa.

At least 13 people have been killed and dozens injured in the four quakes this week, but there's been no repeat of the catastrophic Indian Ocean tsunami that killed more than 230,00 people in 2004.

There was plenty of panic. And one scientist says it was just a "quirk of nature" that the wave generated by the 8.4 earthquake headed out to sea, not toward land.

A woman on Sumatra who heard the tsunami warning from the village mosque ran up a hill with her children and was relieved when it didn't happen.

© 2007 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Updated: September 14, 2007, 4:47 pm

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