2ND LEAD (UPDATE)

Tsunami watch issued for countries across indian Ocean

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 11 April 2012, 10:01 GMT]
Following an 8.7-magnitude quake, centered 33 kilometers beneath the ocean floor around 434 kilometers from Indonesia's Aceh province, Tsunami watch has been issued for countries across the Indian Ocean. The tremor was felt in the North and East. Employees were evacuated from Veerasingham Hall and Jaffna Public Library following the tremor that lasted for a few seconds around 2:15 p.m. Indian National Disaster Management Authority later said there was no likelihood of tsunami being formed anywhere in the Indian Ocean.

Tsunami watch was initially in effect for Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Australia, Myanmar, Thailand, the Maldives and other Indian Ocean islands, Malaysia, Pakistan, Somalia, Oman, Iran, Bangladesh, Kenya, South Africa and Singapore.

Following was the extract of the watch issued for the island:

DONDRA_HEAD         5.9N  80.6E    1039Z 11 APR
TRINCOMALEE         8.7N  81.3E    1051Z 11 APR
COLOMBO             6.9N  79.8E    1120Z 11 APR
JAFFNA              9.9N  80.0E    1231Z 11 APR

 

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