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Tsunami Warning in Indonesia  

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Update: The Tsunami warning has been lifted. But there are more bad news. The 7.6 magnitude Sumatra earthquake may have killed more than 1,000 as per latest reports.


The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center raised a Tsunami warning a while ago as a 7.6 magnitude earthquake hit the Southern Sumatra Island in Indonesia. The predictions are as follows:

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 KILOMETERS FROM THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER.


ESTIMATED INITIAL TSUNAMI WAVE ARRIVAL TIMES AT FORECAST POINTS WITHIN THE WARNING AND WATCH AREAS ARE GIVEN BELOW. ACTUAL ARRIVAL TIMES MAY DIFFER AND THE INITIAL WAVE MAY NOT BE THE LARGEST. A TSUNAMI IS A SERIES OF WAVES AND THE TIME BETWEEN
SUCCESSIVE WAVES CAN BE FIVE MINUTES TO ONE HOUR.

LOCATION FORECAST POINT COORDINATES ARRIVAL TIME
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INDONESIA PADANG 0.9S 100.1E 1022Z 30 SEP
SIBERUT 1.5S 98.7E 1103Z 30 SEP
BENGKULU 3.9S 102.0E 1125Z 30 SEP
SIMEULUE 2.5N 96.0E 1136Z 30 SEP
BANDA ACEH 5.5N 95.1E 1227Z 30 SEP
BANDAR LAMPUNG 5.7S 105.3E 1251Z 30 SEP
BELAWAN 3.8N 98.8E 1531Z 30 SEP
INDIA GREAT NICOBAR 7.1N 93.6E 1236Z 30 SEP
THAILAND PHUKET 8.0N 98.2E 1400Z 30 SEP
KO PHRA THONG 9.1N 98.2E 1444Z 30 SEP
KO TARUTAO 6.6N 99.6E 1512Z 30 SEP
MALAYSIA GEORGETOWN 5.4N 100.1E 1546Z 30 SEP
PORT DICKSON 2.5N 101.7E 1918Z 30 SEP
Yesterday's Tsunami in Samoa Island caused much famage.

I feel one of these days a big natural disaster is going to happen.

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