Earthquake hits Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Guwahati

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Bangalore, Apr 11: A major earthquake measuring 8.9 in Richter Scale shattered Sumatra region on Wednesday, Apr 11 and tremors were felt across India including Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Guwahati. [UPDATE: Earthquake in Bangalore again on Jun 25] [Update: At what time Tsunami may hit India]  [UPDATE: Why did Tsunami not hit India?]

People in Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Guwahati and other cities came out from their respective offices and houses. No casualties or loss have been reported yet. Tsunami alert has been issued across the Indian ocean. [UPDATE: Tsunami alert issued to 28 countries]

An 8.9 quake shook Indonesia's Aceh province issuing a tsunami warning. Tsunami alerts have been issued in 28 countries all across the world. The tsunami centre's warning said quakes of such a magnitude "have the potential to generate a widespread destructive tsunami that can affect coastlines across the entire Indian Ocean basin". [Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days]

UPDATE: Officials on high alert after tsunami warning
UPDATE: Sri Lanka shakes under Indonesian quake;issues tsunami alert

Metro services in Kolkata, Bangalore have been affected following the quake. Officials claimed that they don't want to take any risk as people may face difficulties if similar kind of situation occurs once again in the cities.

UPDATE AT 5:30PM: Indonesia reels under aftershocks of 8.2; India shakes too
UPDATE AT 6:12PM: 3.9-metre high waves witnessed in Andaman Nicobar islands

[Read: Chennai gets holiday after tsunami fears on Wednesday]
[Bangalore quake: Frenzied calls amounted to 45 lakh in an hour]

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