Large Aceh quake triggers Indian Ocean tsunami warning

[ BBC ] - [ Apr 11, 2012 10:19:49 GMT ]

An earthquake with an magnitude of 8.7 has struck under the sea off Indonesia's northern Aceh province. The quake triggered a tsunami warning across the Indian Ocean region. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) said it was not yet known whether a tsunami had been generated, but advised authorities to "take appropriate action". The region is regularly hit by earthquakes. The Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004 killed 170,000 people in Aceh. [ full story ]

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