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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Tsunami Warning Issued after Quake in Indonesia

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On Wednesday, quake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale rocked Indonesia’s Aceh province in North. It was around 1.30 pm when people felt the tremor. People, who live in coastal regions of the province, have started to head towards safer places.indonesia picture

Authorities have already issued a tsunami warning and asked people who live in Ulele and Meulaboh towns, to leave the coastal areas and move up to one kilometer. Patients from a nearby hospital have been evacuated as a part of precautionary measures.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was 260 miles south-west of Banda Aceh after midnight. As of now, there is no report of any serious damage. According to the reports, sea level has decreased after the quake.

In 2004, the devastating tsunami that struck the Indian Ocean killed more than 170000 people in Aceh province.

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