7.4 Indonesia Earthquake Triggers Tsunami Alert

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Sep 2, 2009 4:26 AM CDT
Buildings swayed in Jakarta after a quake hit some 125 miles north of the city today.   (©budibudz)
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(Newser) – A powerful 7.4 earthquake today swayed buildings 125 miles south in Indonesia's capital city of Jakarta and triggered a tsunami alert, reports AP. There were no immediate reports of large waves, but several buildings in the town closest to the epicenter, Tasikmalaya, were damaged.