Sunday, May 9, 2010

There is no chance of tsunami in India

A 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit Sumatra Island early morning on May 9, 2010. It caused major fear among the citizens as they came running into the streets. The quake started at about 2 a.m. Eastern Time at a depth of about 38 miles but it did not cause any serious damage except power outage in the Simeuleu Island. There were no report of injuries.
The news of earthquake spread a fear of Tsunami among people in India but Indian government assured that there is no immediate threat to the Indian main land and the Andaman and Nicobar islands but there it said that water level might rise a little bit. The Union Home Ministry ordered the coastal states and Union Territories to take necessary measures.

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