8.7 Indonesian earthquake triggers tsunami warning

Posted on April 11, 2012

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This earthquake has now been revised down to a magnitude 8.7 by USGS.
Tsunami hazard sign

Indonesia issued a tsunami warning after a huge 8.9 magnitude earthquake off its westernmost province Aceh, leading panicked locals to scramble out of their houses to seek refuge.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said an Indian Ocean wide tsunami alert was in effect, after a quake that the US Geological Survey said was 308 miles southwest of the province’s capital Banda Aceh.

The Independent

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