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    Earthquake 8.7 off Sumatra - Tsunami warning for all Thailand southern provinces!

    It's true.... happened about 2.30pm and was felt in Kamala. Just got off phone to friends who say it's panic stations!

    Mai Chob's TV wobbled on table and looked out to see waves on neighbours pool. Some say a tsunami is happening now, but unconfirmed as yet.

    Epicentre a little south of 04's 9.1 killer!
    Cheers, Rob.
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    Tsunami alert All of Indian ocean

    Earthquake off Indonesia 8.9 looking for reports
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    BREAKING NEWS: Indonesia's Aceh province was hit by a magnitude 8.7 earthquake, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.
    The country's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency issued a tsunami warning after the quake, which struck off the west coast of Sumatra.
    USGS revised down its original reading on the quake from 8.9.
    Buildings in neighbouring Singapore shook after the quake hit.
    Tremors were also felt in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and along the eastern coast of India, India Today reported.
    There were no immediate reports concerning damage.
    According to the Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre, the undersea earthquake struck at 8.38pm NZ time on Wednesday. The centre said there was no tsunami threat to the Australian mainland, islands or territories.
    The US Geological Survey said the quake was centred 33 kilometres beneath the ocean floor around 495 kilometres from the provincial capital of Banda Aceh.
    Said, an official at Indonesia's Meteorology and Geophysics Agency who goes by only one name, said a tsunami warning has been issued.
    "Earthquakes of this size have the potential to generate a widespread destructive tsunami that can affect coastlines across the entire Indian Ocean basin," the US Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said.
    Indonesia straddles a series of fault lines that makes the vast island nation prone to volcanic and seismic activity.
    Thailand has issued a tsunami warning for provinces along the Andaman Sea. "We are coordinating with all government agencies for the possibility of a tsunami striking Thailand," Anudit Nakorntab, the information minister, said.
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    Just posted no confirmed wave at this point let just hope.
    Warning is hope....
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    Bit of a shake in Phuket, some evactuations happening as of now.
    And where the hell was Biggles.....?....when you needed him last Saturday....?

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    It's unlikely this quake, a horizontal slip. will create a wave but if so it would hit around 6pm local time. Friends in Phuket report absolute panic.
    Cheers, Rob.
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    A massive earthquake has struck off Indonesia's Sumatra island, US and Indonesian monitors report, prompting a tsunami alert across the Indian Ocean.
    The quake's magnitude was 8.7, according to a revised measurement from the US Geological Survey, and it struck 431 kilometres off the Indonesian city of Banda Aceh, on the island of Sumatra, on Wednesday at 2.38pm (1838 AEST) and at a depth of 33 kilometres.
    The US Geological Survey initially reported it as an 8.9-magnitude quake. Indonesian authorities measured the tremor at 8.5.
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    The latest tremor was felt as far afield as Thailand and southern India.
    According to the Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre, there was no tsunami threat to the Australian mainland, islands or territories.
    There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties, said Prihyadi, an official at the Indonesian Meteorology, Geophysics and Climatology Agency.
    "We have issued tsunami warnings for Aceh, North Sumatra and West Sumatra," said Prihyadi, who like many Indonesians uses only one name.
    But residents across Sumatra fled their homes in panic, local media reported.
    Residents in Banda Aceh reported the ground shaking violently.
    "People are in a panic, and there are traffic jams everywhere in Banda Aceh," local Metro TV reported.
    "There is potential for a tsunami to hit five provinces in the region - Aceh, North Sumatra, West Sumatra, Bengkulu and Lampung," said Marzuki, an analyst at Indonesia's Geophysics and Meteorology agency.
    A tsunami watch was issued for India, the Seychelles, Somalia, Oman and South Africa as well.
    The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Service issued a red high-level warning for the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and also put out lower alerts for the coasts of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu states in the southeast of the country.
    Sri Lanka issues tsunami warning across the island.
    Thailand's disaster centre on Wednesday put provinces along the Andaman coastline on watch for a possible tsunami.
    "We are still monitoring the situation but we've told the Andaman provinces to be on alert," the director of the National Disaster Centre, Somsak Kaosuwan, told Thai TV.
    Smith Dhamasoroja, of the National Disaster Warning Foundation, predicted that the earthquake was of such a magnitude that it would create a tsunami that will "definitely" reach Thailand.
    "Earthquakes of this size have the potential to generate a widespread destructive tsunami that can affect coastlines across the entire Indian Ocean basin," the US Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said.
    The tsunami warning centre said it had not yet ascertained whether a tidal wave had been generated but that one was likely given the strength of the temblor, and advised local authorities to take "appropriate action".
    On December 26, 2004 a 9.2-magnitude earthquake off Sumatra generated a catastrophic tsunami that wrought devastation across southern Asia, killing an estimated 220,000 people.
    Last year, a 9.0-magnitude earthquake caused a tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan, killing about 19,000 people.
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    Just got pics from friends in Patong, most people have moved to higher ground...
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    Just heard from Noy, they are all very scared and her family and friends in phuket are heading to higher ground. Will this effect KL?

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    At 3:30 PM: An earthquake measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale was recorded in the Arabia Sea, the Met office said. The shock registered at 18.6 degree latitude and 71.3 degree longitude in the Arabian Sea," Met department director Rajeev Nair said. The epicentre was 155 km from Mumbai, he said.
    At 3:40 PM: Mumbai tremors: There were reports of tremors being felt in some parts of north Mumbai but the Met department said these could not be verified so far.
    At 3:45 PM - Damage in Indonesia: Indonesia's disaster management agency said power was down in Aceh province and people were gathering on high ground as sirens warned of the danger. "The electricity is down, there are traffic jams to access higher ground. Sirens and Koran recitals from mosques are everywhere," said Sutopo, spokesman for the agency.
    3:50 PM; In Sri Lanka: Wednesday's quake was also felt in Sri Lanka, where office workers in the capital, Colombo, fled their offices, and the southern Thai holiday island of Phuket, both of which were hit hard by the 2004 tsunami.
    3:55 PM; In Bangladesh: In Bangladesh, where two tremors were felt, authorities also said there appeared to be no threat of a tsunami.
    3:56; No casualty in Aceh: Indonesia's President says no reports of casualties or damage from quake in Aceh.
    4:00 PM; RS Dattatrey, Director Siesmology, IMD: People should remain careful, especially in Kolkata and the eastern coastal areas of India. Tsunami may reach Indian coast in 30 minutes.
    4:01 PM; Low connectivity in Indonesia: Very low telephone connectivity in Indonesia. Almost no communication with people there. No damage due to earthquake, but the bigger worry is the tsunami now. High tsunami alert in Sri Lanka as well.
    4:02 PM; CNN-IBN's Pratibha Parameshwaran from Chennai: No measures taken yet, except for the warning. Coastal TN on high alert but no evacuations so far. Earthquake lasted a few seconds. No property damage reported so far. People on the watch. Most fishing happens during mornings or evenings. A warning for safety measures has been issued.
    4:04 PM; CNN-IBN's Dakshina Muraleedharan from Kerala: Immediate reaction of people was to run down from highrises and some panic. Coastal police trying to get in touch with fishermen to warn them of the tsunami. The memories of the 2004 tsunami still fresh in many people's minds in Kerala. The Met dept is telling people not to panic. Officials are busy asking people to be on alert and not panic. The government is gearing up for any eventuality.
    4:05 PM; CNN-IBN's Priyanka Gupta from Kolkata: Substantial length of coast in WB. Official at Haldia confirmed the facilities on alert. Concern for fishermen already at sea. No way of knowing for those fishermen about the tsunami alert. Metro shut down, passengers evacuated. IT centre in Kolkata evacuated. Fishermen remain the biggest worry for the government.
    4:08 PM; Indian embassy in Bangkok: The Indian embassy in Bangkok is on high alert. Bangkok is a popular tourist destination for Indians. India issues tsunami warning for Nicobar islands.
    4:08 PM; Dakshina from Thiruvananthapuram: Disaster management teams ready to face any eventuality. There is technology to get in touch with the fishermen. Means being tried to contact them at the earliest.
    4:09 PM Prathibha from Chennai: Local channels reporting a tsunami likely to hit Chennai coast at 5 pm. Police clearing the area.
    CNN-IBN's Palki: Reports that water receding along the coast of Phuket, which is a cause of worry.
    In West Bengal: Tremors were also felt in North 24 Parganas adjoining Kolkata and in the north Bengal town of Siliguri, officials said. According to reports, some buildings on Park street in the metropolis developed cracks. Metro Rail services in the city were suspended from 2:42 PM and passengers were asked to vacate stations. Officials in the Seismological Centre here said the epicentre of the high intensity earthquake was on the west coast of northern Sumatra.
    Response: Union Home Secretary R K Singh speaks to Chief Secretary of all coastal states. David Cameron tells Indonesian president he's "hugely concerned" by earthquake off Aceh and UK "stands ready to help". Tsunami "less likely" because earthquake off Indonesia moved horizontally, not vertically, USGS spokesman tells BBC.
    In Andaman and Nicobar Islands: No waves noticed so far in Andaman and Nicobar Islands; tsunami virtually ruled out, says NDMA vice president Sasidhra Reddy.
    Expert on Tsunami: One expert told the BBC the quake as a "strike-slip" fault, meaning a more horizontal shift of the ground under the sea as opposed to a sudden vertical shift, and less risk of a large displacement of water triggering a tsunami.
    Alert for 28 countries: The Pacific tsunami warning centre has said that the tsunami alert for 28 countries remains in effect, and has also said that a 17cm wave is heading towards Aceh, which is not very large. However the speed of the wave is not yet known.
    Celeb Tweets: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt ‏tweeted: "Pooja is in Phuket scouting locations for Jism 2. She just called saying that the Tsunami is about to hit Phuket. The Occean is receding."
    4:14 PM: NDMA scales down the tsunami threat. No threat in Indian Ocean.
    Kolkata Metro resumes services.
    Meenakshi Mahadevan from Chennai: Some people reaching Marina Beach now. Sea doesn’t look threatening right now. Met sending constant alerts.
    4:15 PM; CNN: Tsunami watch for the entire Indian ocean. 8.7 earthquake is a big deal, the likes of which we saw in Japan recently and back in 2004 in the same areas. Epicentre 431 kms away from Banda Aceh which is too close to the northern coast of Sumatra island. The tsunami must have reached that area by now.
    4:18 Cabinet secretary to CNN-IBN: PM has issued instructions to take all preacuations. There is no need to panic, if fishermen are on high seas there is no need to panic.
    Ajit Kumar Seth, Cabinet Secy: As per reports the quake has not created a Tsunami wave. Maximum wave height generated in Andaman Nicobar is 30 cm.
    4:19 PMPTI: No cause for panic along India's coastline. Government is ready to deal with any eventuality: Union Home Secretary R K Singh.
    4:20 Fresh tremors felt in South and East of India.
    4:21 PTI: Govt evacuates some people from South Andaman as a precautionary measure: sources
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    Big aftershock right NOW in Phuket!
    Cheers, Rob.
    Lifes journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well-preserved body, but to skid in sideways totally worn out, shouting: holy s.h.i.t what a ride!

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    Kamala 7-11's and beer outlets are all closed so MC went home empty handed but he's got a house full of TG's seeking higher ground so not all bad news!

    Reports of aftershocks are widespread, Penang and KL also felt them. I wonder if we'll cop a quake here in CM? [awoke at 2am this morning to Wat dogs wailing and thought it a bad sign]
    Cheers, Rob.
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    8.8 was how strong the after shock was reported at.
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    2nd quake of 8.2 just registered a few minutes ago
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    Just called S in Ban Na San, Surat Thani, Nothing, no earthquake or after shocks, nobody local even notice..... 21:21 AEST..???? Just says can here boom Boom in sky and rain soon...
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    Fark it ... not happy Jan!

    I move to CM and MC now has a house FULL of BG's ... in our original baan.
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    Cheers, Rob.
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    So is that the Boom boom In sky that S can here in Na San Rob?
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