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Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Live: 8.9 magnitude quake rocks Indonesia, tsunami warning issued

Live: 8.9 magnitude quake rocks Indonesia, tsunami warning issued

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Aceh (Aceh Darussalam, to give it its full name) was the closest land point to the epicenter of the quake of December 26, 2004 that triggered what has since come to be known as the Boxing Day Tsunami. It manifested as a series of massive waves, some over 30 meters (98 feet) high, that devastated land masses bordering the Indian Ocean. Worst hit was Indonesia, followed by Sri Lanka, India and Thailand; the toll recorded in the quake and tsunami totaled over 230,000, making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in history.
2:13 pm: 8th largest earthquake in 100 years - Times Now
2:12 pm: So far, no reports of damage reported in Indonesia.
2:10 pm: The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii said a tsunami watch was in effect for Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Australia, Myanmar, Thailand, the Maldives and other Indian Ocean islands, Malaysia, Pakistan, Somalia, Oman, Iran, Bangladesh, Kenya, South Africa and Singapore.
Deadly earthquakes that registered a magnitude of at least 8.5
2:57 pm: I felt it In Guwahati and it lasted for almost 2 minutes...Says Manoj, a Yahoo! user from  Guwahati
2:55 pm:The quake triggered a tsunami warning across the Indian Ocean region, BBC reports
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2:50 pm:The tremor is a result of a major underwater earthquake off the coast of Sumatra
2:49 pm: The wall of APG's office in Kolkata's business area cracked due to the premise.
2:42 pm: Tsunami warning issued in 28 nations.
2:41 pm: People on Twitter said tremors were felt in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and India. High-rise apartments and offices on Malaysia's west coast shook for at least a minute.
2:40 pm: Tremors felt in Bangalore, Ooty and Bhubaneshwar as well.
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2:36 pm: The U.S. Geological Survey said the powerful quake was centered 20 miles (33 kilometers) beneath the ocean floor around 308 miles (495 kilometers) from Aceh's provincial capital.

 
2:35 pm: According to USGS, at 1:39 AM Pacific Daylight Time on April 11, an earthquake with preliminary magnitude 8.7 occurred off the west coast of northern Sumatera, Indonesia .
2:30 pm: Mild tremors felt in Chennai, Kolkata and Guwahati after earthquake in Indonesia
2:20 pm: Tsunami warning issued 
2:15 pm: 8.9 magnitude quake rocks Indonesia
Mydea Media :Showking Flash News
Mydea Media :Showking Flash News
Mydea Media :Showking Flash News