Earthquake Singapore Today From Indonesia’s 8.7 Magnitude Quake: In Singapore Tremors from Indonesia’s 8.7-magnitude quake were felt in several parts of Singapore on Wednesday.
Massive Indonesia quake triggers tsunami alert:A massive earthquake struck off Indonesia’s Sumatra island on Wednesday, triggering an Indian Ocean-wide tsunami alert and evacuation orders to clear people away from the coast.
The quake’s magnitude was 8.6, according a revised reading from the US Geological Survey, and struck 431 kilometres (268 miles) off the Indonesian city of Banda Aceh where terrified residents poured into the streets.
The city was near the epicentre of a devastating 9.1-magnitude quake in 2004 that triggered a tsunami across the Indian Ocean which killed 220,000 people, including 170,000 in Aceh province which lies on the northern tip of Sumatra.
Earthquake in Singapore Today 8.7 Magnitude Tsunami Warning Issued
A second round of tremors was felt in India in cities like Kolkata and Chennai at 4.25 pm, but there is no tsunami threat from these aftershocks. A tsunami warning for the Nicobar Islands has now been downgraded to an alert.
Indonesia had issued a new tsunami warning following an aftershock that hovered around 8.2 on the Richter scale. The original earthquake struck Indonesia at 2.08 pm, and first reports said it measured 8.9 on the Richter scale. It spurred warnings of a possible tsunami. The quake was later downgraded to 8.6 magnitude.
8.6 quake off Indonesia, Indian ocean tsunami warning issued (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Indonesia’s Geophysical Agency has registered a 6.5 aftershock following an earlier 8.6 magnitude quake in Aceh region off the coast of northern Sumatra. A tsunami warning has been issued across the Indian ocean, the US Geological Survey reports.
Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency is sending a rescue team to Aceh, after the quake knocked out the province’s electricity and sent locals scrambling for higher ground, Reuters says.Waves from a possible tsunami could reach the provincial capital Banda Aceh shortly, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
An earthquake measuring 8.7 on Richter scale hit Indonesia’s Aceh province today. Indonesia issues tsunami warning as powerful quake hits off west coast.
Mild tremors were also felt in Indian cities including Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore and several other cities on the eastern coast. Following the earthquake, India too has issued Tsunami warnings for Nicobar islands and east India.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued the tsunami watch for 28 countries, including Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Australia, Myanmar, Thailand, Maldives, Britain, Malaysia, Mauritius, Syechelles, Pakistan, Somalia, Oman, Madagascar, Iran, UAE, Yemen, Bangladsh, Tanzania, Mozambique, Kenya, South Africa and Singapore.
BBC has quoted Pacific Tsunami Warning Center as saying that waves from the possible tsunami could reach Banda Aceh at 09:30 GMT. The region is regularly hit by earthquakes. The Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004 killed 170,000 people in Aceh.
The Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004 killed 170,000 people in Aceh. According to the tsunami centre’s warning, quakes of such a magnitude “have the potential to generate a widespread destructive tsunami that can affect coastlines across the entire Indian Ocean basin”.
Read more at: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/indonesia-earthquake-tsunami-warning-issued-in-28-countries/1/183961.html
Indonesia Tsunami Watch After 8.7 Magnitude Earthquake
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