Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tsunami alert after massive earthquake in Indonesia

A huge earthquake of 8.6 magnitude is being reported off the coast of Indonesia's northern Aceh province.

A tsunami has been generated, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre but the likely impact has yet to be calculated.

The Indian Ocean tsunami killed 170,000 in Aceh in 2004.

BBC report

Update 12.01: US Geological Survey reports 8.2 magnitude, 615 km (382 miles) SSW (211 degrees) of Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia; 1061 km (659 miles) WSW (256 degrees) of KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia


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