Indonesia, tsunami warning issued

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    JAKARTA (Reuters) - An 8.7 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia on Wednesday, sending residents around the region dashing out of their homes and offices in fear.

    The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said a tsunami watch was in effect for the entire Indian Ocean and individual countries, including Thailand, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and India, issued tsunami warnings.

    People near the coast in six Thai provinces were ordered to higher ground.

    The quake struck 308 miles (500 km) southwest of the city of Banda Aceh, on the northern tip of Indonesia's Sumatra island, at a depth of 20.5 miles (33 km), the U.S. Geological survey said.

    Indonesia's disaster management agency said power was down in Aceh province and people were gathering on high ground as sirens warned of the danger.

    "The electricity is down, there are traffic jams to access higher ground. Sirens and Koran recitals from mosques are everywhere," said Sutopo, spokesman for the agency.

    The quake was felt as far away as the Thai capital, Bangkok, and in southern India, residents said.

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  2. I'm sure that will be a great help. Instead of getting clear of the coast why not hang around listening to appeals to an invisible sky pixie to help?

    Darwinism in action I suppose...

  3. As Cameron is there at the moment, one can only hope:
  4. The chuggers will be getting ready then.
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