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Tsunami warning in Indonesia after 6.8 earthquake hits southwest of Sumatra

A Tsunami warning was issued in Indonesia after the quake but India was safe, a Ministry of Earth Sciences official said.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 2, 2019 6:42:44 pm
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A strong earthquake of 6.8 magnitude hit southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia on Friday, the US Geological Survey(USGS) reported. However, there were no immediate details regarding any loss of life or property.

A Tsunami warning was issued in Indonesia after the quake but India was safe, an MoES official was quoted as saying by PTI.

“We had issued a tsunami alert after the earthquake. We have now issued an advisory that there is no tsunami threat to India due to the earthquake,” said S S C Shenoi, the director of the Hyderabad-based INCOIS said.

(With PTI inputs)

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