Earthquake, Tsunami: Indians, fishermen in trouble

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Bangalore, Apr 11: It seems that Indians and fishermen from Kerala may land into a major trouble on Wednesday, Apr 11 when tsunami alert has been issued all across the Indian ocean on Wednesday, Apr 11.

Reports claim that Kerala Coastal police are trying to get in touch with fishermen to warn them of the tsunami. A tsunami warning has been issued to 28 countries including India after a massive earthquake measuring 8.9 on Richter scale hit Sumatra on Wednesday.

Quakes were also felt in Singapore, Thailand and was centered 33 km beneath the ocean. According to the tsunami centre's warning, quakes of such a magnitude "have the potential to generate a widespread destructive tsunami that can affect coastlines across the entire Indian Ocean basin". They also said that a wave of 0.2m height is expected.

Reports reveal that a tsunami is likely to hit the Little Nicobar Islands. Tamil Nadu, Andhra and Andaman are also on alert. Meanwhile, no casualties have been reported so far and people have been asked to move away from the coasts.

Tremors were felt across Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Patna, Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Cuttack, Bhubaneshwar and several other cities situated on the eastern coast of India.

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