India, Malaysia and Sri Lanka withdraw tsunami alert

But Indonesia suffers another natural disaster

India, Malaysia and Sri Lanka have withdrawn the tsunami alert. The alert was called after an earthquake occurred off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia.

Wikipedia’s pages are being updated continuously, and latest updates are available from the excellent SEA-EAT blog.

The 2005 Sumatran earthquake occurred at 16:09:37 UTC (23:09:37 local time) on March 28, 2005. The epicenter was located at 2° 04′ 35″ N 97° 00′ 58″ E, 30 km (18.6 miles) below the surface of the Indian Ocean, 200 km west of Sibolga, Sumatra, or 1400 km northwest of Jakarta, roughly halfway between the islands of Nias and Simeulue. Seismic recordings give the quake a magnitude of about 8.7, and effects were felt as far away as Bangkok, Thailand, a distance of 1000 km.

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