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Tuesday, 29 March, 2005

India & Malaysia withdraw Tsunami Alert

The Centre early on Tuesday withdrew the tsunami warning it issued in the wake of a massive earthquake, measuring 8.2 on the Richter scale, off the Indonesian coast.

It said it was safe for coastal residents to return home.

Four hours have passed since the earthquake, which the US Geological Survey said measured 8.7, and no unusual sea conditions have been reported from Port Blair or Chennai, S K Swami, Director, Disaster Management, said in a message issued at 0230 hours.

The Centre, however, asked authorities in the coastal states and Andaman and Nicobar islands to continue to keep a watch as a precautionary measure.

Source: Rediff


Malaysia withdraws the alert as well.
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