Shallow quake strikes off Sumatra yet tsunami warnings were lifted

March 3, 2016 1:59 AM

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Shallow quake strikes off Sumatra yet tsunami warnings were lifted

On Wednesday evening, a powerful earthquake struck the Indian Ocean southwest of the Indonesian island of Sumatra. There were post-warnings of a possible tsunami, according to officials. However, the warnings were lifted as there were no signs of a tsunami detected off the coast of Sumatra.

According to said Sutopo Purwo, a spokesman for the National Disaster Mitigation Agency, tsunami warnings are based on modeling, while tsunami buoys in Indonesian waters haven’t reported any existence of the phenomenon.

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