|Sunday, July 24, 2005|
Earthquake and Tsunami Alert - Indian Ocean
Earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale, with its epicentre 135
kms west of Car Nicobar has been reported. Tremors felt in the Andaman
Islands, and Vishakhapatnam and Chennai. Tsunami alert in the Indian
Ocean sounded by Thailand - but thankfully, the 1-1.5 hour period in
which there is a rise in the level of sea and waves might have occurred
is past, without any disaster. Kapil Sibal, Minister for Science and
Technology says that India is therefore not issuing a tsunami warning.
US geological official says its unlikely that there will be any tsunamis as a result of the earthquake.
Control room number in the Andaman Islands - +91-3192-232-100 in case there is anyone who has anything to report.
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