Just 100 minutes ago from now, I experienced an earth quake in my house in
Then, I started browsing Google News and gradually could find some updates about the earth quake. What I realized is that two earthquakes took place in
Another one struck near the Andaman: Tsunami watch issued after Indian Ocean quake
I think that the earthquake that originated in the
I could find some more updates in different websites and I am quoting from some of their reports:
The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake, initially reported as a magnitude 7.7, struck at 1:55 a.m. (8:05 p.m. British time on Monday). It was shallow, at a depth of 20.6 miles (33 km), and was centred 160 miles (260 km) north of Port Blair.
The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued a tsunami watch for the region.
"Earthquakes of this size have the potential to generate a destructive local tsunami and sometimes a destructive regional tsunami along coasts located usually no more than a thousand kilometres (about 600 miles) from the earthquake epicentre," the tsunami centre said in its bulletin.
RTE News wrote:
The Andaman Islands were badly hit by the 2004 Asian tsunami, which was caused by an earthquake off the Indonesian
Elsewhere, a strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 has hit eastern and central
The quake, which struck at 5.07am (9.07pm Irish time), prompted a tsunami warning for waves of up to 50cm for parts of the Pacific coast, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
Sky News wrote:
Around 22 minutes later, a second earthquake, measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale, jolted eastern and central
Houses in the capital
Some roads were closed after electric signboards stopped working, at least one train line was halted and a nuclear power station in Hamaoka closed two units for safety checks.
Canberra Times wrote:
The alert singled out parts of
Banda Aceh in
Is this an indication that another Tsunami may hit East Asia and