NDMA rules out tsunami threat to India after 8.7 quake hits Indonesia

The breaking news that two big earthquake of 8.7 magnitude struck off the coast of Indonesia, caused huge destruction in major cities, now said to have come across the Indian Ocean rarely Andaman and Nicobar Islands and the eastern coast.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) issued national authorities with tsunami alert warning.

A series of strong tremors hit in different cities of the national country on Wednesday afternoon including Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Patna, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Cuttack and Bhubaneshwar.

It has been said that up to 6 metres high waves are expected to hit Indian Ocean eastern coast while smaller struck the remote Andaman and Nicobar islands.

Seeing the threat of quake over Indian Ocean, a red high alert has been issued by the Indian National Centre for Ocean islands and lower for Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu coasts.

Despite this entire warning alert, the National Disaster Management Authority refused to have any threat of tsunami in the Indian Ocean in any where, saying that there was no cause of panic.

But for emergency, government issued high alert to all coastal administration in six districts of Odisha along with Andhra Pradesh and two planes with five tones of relief material have been asked to move to Port Blair.

First quake hit with a magnitude of 8.6 at a depth of 33km (20 miles), about 495km from Banda and just after few hours another earthquake struck off the Aceh, the provincial capital with 8.3 magnitude, according to US Geological Survey (USGS) report.

All the people of coast warned to shift for high deserted areas of big cities as a safety place, and left the coast as soon as possible.

Although Indonesia’s disaster management agency have been no report of serious damage and mishappening over the coast people, but has issued its own tsunami warning.

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