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Tuesday 29 March 2005

Snapshot - Sumatran Earthquake

* Magnitude 8.7 earthquake strikes off Indonesia's Sumatra island
* Hundreds may have been killed on Indonesia's Nias island, says police official.
* No immediate reports of a tsunami
* Thousands flee to higher ground on Thailand's southern Andaman Sea coast. Thailand later cancels tsunami alert.
* India issues tsunami warning and orders coastal areas evacuated. It later cancels warning
* Malaysian police advise people on west coast to get out of the path of possible tsunami
* Sri Lanka evacuates coastline but later lifts tsunami alert
* Quake one of eight biggest since 1900 by magnitude

Source: Reuters AlertNet
3 Comments Post a Comment
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Why was there no tsunami? Doesn't a earthquake usually have a tsunami accompanied with it?

Wed Mar 30, 09:00:00 AM IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Why was there no tsunami? Doesn't a earthquake usually have a tsunami accompanied with it?

Wed Mar 30, 09:00:00 AM IST  
Blogger BAD BOYS said :

THE FOLKS THAT ASKED WHY THERE WAS NOT A TSUNAMI REACTION TO THE EARTHQUAKE IN SUMATRAN, ARE WITHOUT CONCERN FOR THE DISATER THAT OCCURED. FOR HEAVENS SAKE LETS FOCUS ON GETTING RELEIF AND HELP, TOO MANY PEOPLE ARE SUFFERING. GET A GRIP.........

Wed Mar 30, 10:38:00 AM IST