A 7.5-magnitude aftershock has rocked Indonesia, sparking a new tsunami alert and making buildings sway in nearby Singapore. This morning's 8.4 quake killed at least 5, injured dozens and sent people fleeing inland for safety. Governments issued alerts as far as Kenya and Tanzania warning people to abandon the beaches, the AP reports.
Today's quake hit at least 4 countries and damaged electricity and phone lines across Indonesia. A small 3-foot wave washed up on the city of Padang, but tsunami warnings were retracted until the latest aftershock, which struck on Thursday Jakarta-time. In December of 2004, a magnitude-9 quake triggered a tsunami that killed 230,000 people, mostly in Indonesia.