Tsunami alert for Sri Lanka and India due to Nicobar Island earthquake

The US Geological Survey (via BBC) reports a 7.7 Richter scale earthquake off the Nicobar Islands, NW of Sumatra. India & Sri Lanka are on tsunami alert. India predicts a 50 cm surge in sea level at the Nicobar Islands. The US Geological Survey thinks the wave energy will travel up the coast, bypass Sri Lanka & hit West Bengal. If it hits Sri Lanka, it will hit the SE coast from Hambantota to Batticaloa. Don’t panic. At least not until you are told to.Google map of Nicobar Island earthquake

BBC news article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/10302735.stm


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