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April 11, 2012

Water recedes from Thailand beach

Water recedes slightly from a beach in Phuket, Thailand, after a earthquake off Indonesia triggered a tsunami alert.

Tsunami Watch After 8.7 Quake in Indonesia 4/11/2012

A Tsunami warning is in effect for nations around the Indian Ocean, after a magnitude 8.7 earthquake struck Indonesia on Wednesday. (April 11)

Indonesia issues tsunami warning after 8.9 quake 4/11/2012

An earthquake with an initial magnitude of 8.9 has struck under the sea off Indonesia's northern Aceh province.

The quake triggered a tsunami warning across the Indian Ocean region.The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said it was not yet known whether a tsunami had been generated, but advised authorities to "take appropriate action".

The region is regularly hit by earthquakes. The Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004 killed 170,000 people in Aceh.The US Geological Survey, which documents quakes worldwide, said the Aceh quake was centred 33km (20 miles) under the sea about 495km from Banda Aceh, the provincial capital.

It was initially reported as 8.9 magnitude but was later revised down to 8.7 by the USGS.The tsunami centre's warning said quakes of such a magnitude "have the potential to generate a widespread destructive tsunami that can affect coastlines across the entire Indian Ocean basin".

The tremor was felt as far away as Singapore, Thailand and India.Reuters reports that people in the region were making their way to higher ground.

8.6 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Indonesia, Tsunami warning issued across Indian Ocean 4/11/2012

An 8.7 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia on Wednesday, sending residents around the region dashing out of their homes and offices in fear.

Geo News Tsunami warning issued in 28 countries Apri 10,2012

Jakarta: Indonesian official says earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 8.9 has hit off Aceh.Indonesia geophysical agency recorded 8.9 magnitude earthquake of Aceh, issues tsunami warning.

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