Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Huge quake hits Indonesia; tsunami alert in India

Jakarta: A massive earthquake hit Indonesia’s Sumatra Islands on Wednesday forcing the authorities to issue a Tsunami warning.

According to reports, the magnitude of the earthquake was earlier reported to be 8.9 on the Richter Scale.

However, it was later revised to 8.7 on the Richter Scale by the US-based USGS.

The epicenter of the earthquake is said to be in the Sumatra Islands.

However, there are no reports of any major casualty or any large scale destruction of the property in Indonesia.

The tremors of the high intensity quake also felt in northeastern and other region of the India including West Bengal, Bihar, Assam and Manipur.


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