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Today a tsunami has struck the Southern coast of Java island sweeping away buildings at an Indonesian beach resort and killed nearly 40 people (Reuters). The two-meter high tsunami was triggered by a 7.2-magnitude quake that struck deep beneath the Indian Ocean approximately 240 kilometers (150 miles) southwest of Java's western coast at 3:24 p.m. (0824 GMT), causing tall buildings to sway in the capital Jakarta and at least one other city (source).

Update: Reuters reports that the death toll has risen to 80. The number is expected to rise.

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