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Up to 1,000 dead in latest earthquake

Officials estimate 1,000 people have died since Monday's 8.7-magnitude quake, and said Indonesia would welcome foreign military help for its latest disaster.
The quake struck off Indonesia's Sumatra island, some 75 miles north of Nias. The quake was bigger than the one that generated the region's devastating tsunami on Boxing Day and hit a nearby area further north-west along the Sumatran coast.

Monday's quake initially raised fears of another tsunami and sent people scrambling for high ground in several Indian Ocean countries lashed by December's killer waves. But no waves materialised.

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