JAKARTA, Indonesia — A powerful earthquake triggered a tsunami that
pounded villages on remote islands off western Indonesia, killing at
least 23 people and leaving more than 160 others missing, witnesses and
officials said Tuesday.
The death toll from the 7.7-magnitude
quake, which struck 13 miles (20 kilometers) beneath the ocean floor
late Monday, was expected to climb with reports about damage and
injuries just starting to trickle in the next day.