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Last Updated: Tuesday, 29 March, 2005, 17:44 GMT 18:44 UK
In pictures: Indian Ocean quake
Damage to the town of Gunung Sitoli on Nias island
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The powerful earthquake that struck off the coast of Sumatra on Monday night has caused extensive devastation.
Cracks in the roads on the island of Nias
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Roads and runways across the island of Nias have been badly damaged, hampering aid efforts.
Dr Haegombowo nurses the dead body of his wife Lisbet Sihanturi at a makeshift morgue
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Grieving relatives are caring for their loved ones in makeshift hospitals and morgues across the island.
Residents in Banda Aceh, Indonesia
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The tremor reignited memories of last December's tsunami and sent residents in nearby Aceh fleeing to higher ground.
People evacuated from Marina Beach, Madras
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People were told to evacuate the main beach in the Indian city of Madras.
Family sets off on scooter for higher ground
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Many set off for higher ground, fearing another tsunami like the one that killed so many in December.
An Indonesian meteorological official in Jakarta with a seismograph of the earthquake
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In Indonesia's capital, officials recorded the magnitude of the quake, eventually classified as 8.7.
A mother with her two young children at a temporary shelter in Nias
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By daybreak, families were struggling to survive without food or water across the shattered island.
A man walks past ruined buildings in Peunayong, Aceh
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In Aceh, devastated by December's tsunami, there were few buildings left to destroy.
Sri Lankans look out to sea following the Indonesian earthquake
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Across the Indian Ocean, watchful Sri Lankans remain suspicious of the sea.



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