The Tech Herald

Quake in Indonesia triggers tsunami warnings

by Steve Ragan - Apr 11 2012, 14:11

Quake in Indonesia triggers tsunami warnings. (IMG: Google Maps)

An 8.7 magnitude earthquake off the west coast of northern Sumatra has led to a Tsunami warning across the entire Indian Ocean region.

The quake hit just southwest of the city of Banda Aceh, on the northern tip of Sumatra Island. According to reports, the quake was felt as far away as Bangkok and southern India.

“Earthquakes of this size have the potential to generate a widespread destructive tsunami that can affect coastlines across the entire Indian Ocean basin,” a warning from the US Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The message goes on the state that authorities should take appropriate action in response to the possibility of a tsunami.

Reports from Reuters and televised feeds from local media said that people in the immediate area were seeking higher ground, but government officials in Banda Aceh were not reporting rising waters or severe structural damage or injury. However, those reports were based on information immediately available after the quake ended, so the full extent of the quake’s aftermath is unknown.

On December 26, 2004, a 9.1 magnitude earthquake triggered a tsunami in the Indian Ocean that killed 230,000 people, 117,000 of them were in Banda Aceh.

Comment on this Story

comments powered by Disqus

From Autosaur.com

Lamborghini Goes Through Time Warp

We all know Lamborghinis can go fast — but this one seems to have the same hyperspace f...

Average Guys With Average Cars. #average

Great new video from up-and-coming clothing brand the Average Squad. The short was posted by...

This Man Was Too Poor To Buy A Car. How He Treats Them Now Is So Touching

This is one of the most touching videos about cars in a long time. It tells the story of a m...

Lucky Escape from Out of Control Truck

This man had a lucky escape on a New Jersey Turnpike when he had to stop on the road du...

Concept Car Videos from Detroit Auto Show

As at every big car show manufacturers at the Detroit Auto Show 2015 were keen to give us th...