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Tsunami alert issued after massive Quake in Indonesia

New Delhi, Wed, 11 Apr 2012 NI Wire

The recent Earthquake, which hits Indonesia and many countries including India, has once again raised the memoirs of Tsunami in 2004. Experts think that such an intensive magnitude of 8.5 is likely to generate a Tsunami at the coastal area. At least 28 countries including Indonesia and India have already issued a warning on tsunami.

The tremors were felt in Thailand and in southern part of India also.

Many states in India have also felt the hit of quake including Bihar, Assam. Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh.

India Meterological Department (IMD) has put its intensity at 8.5 on Richter scale, which has felt in many states of India. The epicentre off the west coast of northern Sumatra and occurred at 2.08 p.m.

The IMD also said that shocks were felt along the eastern part of India.

According to sources such an intensive magnitude can generate a Tsunami, which can be devastated for the coastal areas.

It has already Tsunami alert been issued for 28 countries including Indonesia, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Malyasia, Pakistan, Myanmar etc.

Indian National Tsunami Early Warning System has also issued a Tsunami alert for the eastern coast.

The intensity of the tremors has once again predicted the disaster of Tsunami, which had rocked on Dec 26 2004. Quake, which rocked the same areas with the intensity 9.1, had killed more than 2 lakh of people. It has been said that the present tremors has felt in the same area that had been affected in 2004.

In 2004, the centre of the Quake was about 30 km depth of the sea. The present centre of the Quake is 33 km deep on the northern sea of Sumatra island,


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