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6.6 magnitude quake strikes off eastern Indonesia; no tsunami alert

A powerful earthquake hit waters off eastern Indonesia early Saturday, sending residents and schoolchildren running into the streets in panic. Authorities said the temblor did not have the potential to trigger a tsunami and there were no reports of serious damage or injuries. The US Geological Survey said the magnitude 6.6 quake hit 50 miles (83 kilometres) off Papua province. ... Read More »

Panic-stricken residents flee to high ground

Two massive earthquakes triggered back-to-back tsunami warnings for Indonesia on Wednesday, sending panicked residents fleeing to high ground in cars and on the backs of motorcycles. There were no signs of deadly waves, however, or serious damage, and a watch for much of the Indian Ocean was lifted after a few hours. Women and children were crying in Aceh province, ... Read More »

Earthquake off Indonesia’s Aceh triggers tsunami alert for Chennai

Source: BBC: An earthquake of magnitude 7.4 has struck offshore near the Indonesian island of Sumatra, near Aceh province. The quake struck 214km (133 miles) south of Aceh’s capital of Banda Aceh, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. A local tsunami alert was issued and later lifted by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. The site is very near that of ... Read More »