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Thousands of people fled to high ground Saturday after tidal waves struck coastal villages in Indonesia's tsunami-battered Aceh province, destroying dozens of homes but causing no injuries, officials said.
The waves, three meters (yards) high, smashed into three villages in southern Aceh at around 6 a.m., said Sahnun Ahmad, a seismologist in the provincial capital, Banda Aceh.
"It was not a tsunami," he said. "It was triggered by full moon tides and strong winds."
At least 30 homes built along the shoreline were either damaged or washed away, but no one was hurt, Ahmad said.