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Wednesday, 11 April 2012 - 19:14
Tsunami warning after 8.6 quake near Sumatra lifted. People asked to return home.
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The tsunami warning issued in lieu of the earthquakes and after-shocks that occurred off the Sumatra Island has been lifted.

Accordingly Duty Meteorologist D A Jayasinghe stated that it is unlikely that a tsunami could occur in Sri Lanka.



A magnitude-8.9 under-sea earthquake struck off the western coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, triggering a tsunami warning, the US Geological Survey reported.

The earthquake struck at a depth of 33km, at a location about 495km southwest of Banda Aceh on the island of Sumatra.

An Indian Ocean-wide tsunami warning was put in place immediately following the quake, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

Meanwhile a tsunami watch issued by the pacific tsunami warning centre included Sri Lanka.

They state that the residents living in the areas of Dondra, Trincomalee, Colombo & Jaffna should remain cautious.

Other countries for which a tsunami warning has been issued include Indonesia, India, Australia, Thailand and Maldives.

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