India issues tsunami warning

Indonesia experiences an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.9 on Wednesday pushing for a tsunami warning for India in the Indian Ocean.

Indian authorities have immediately issued a tsunami warning to residents of all areas under threat for an undefined time span. The announcement made included the eastern coast of the Indian Ocean under red alert and authorities have asked the concerned individuals to be aware and watch out for their well-being after the shaking earthquake which hit several major cities of Indonesia, making residents and other individuals rush to streets shouting for help.

The tsunami center warning gave further details and said that waves as high as six meters are expected to hit the shores along the eastern coastal side of the Indian Ocean. The eastern coast of Indian Ocean was also dramatically affected by the tsunami which came in 2004. They also mentioned that not as high as six meters but somewhat smaller waves are going to hit Nichobar and Andaman Islands.

According to the statement released by the United States Geological Survey the earthquake that hit Indonesia on Wednesday centered 20 miles below the floor of the ocean. Indonesian Meteorology and Geophysics Agency has also issued the tsunami warning immediately.

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