The height of the tsunami off the coast of Indonesia can reach 4 meters


11/04/2012

The height of the tsunami waves that can befall an estimated specialists on the east coast of Thailand as a consequence of the strong 8.7 earthquake capacity at the coast of Sumatra in Indonesia, will be about four meters, as reported by Xinhua news agency, referring to the Thai media.

The Thai authorities are actively engaged in the evacuation of residents from coastal areas of Andaman Sea because of the threat of a strong tsunami. According to the agency, the government made an announcement about the threat of tsunamis and for the two southern provinces of Indonesia: Phuket and Phang Nga.

According to preliminary information, the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake was a place in the 495 kilometers to the south-west of the Indonesian town of Banda Aceh on the island of Sumatra, the epicenter was at a depth of about 33 kilometers.

Employees of Pacific Centre emphasized that all the warnings about the threat of a possible tsunami is not based on reliable data about the formation of tsunami experts. Cautions authorities based solely on data about podzemnyh magnitude aftershocks.

For information about any destruction, or the number of victims is still no one is received.

In Indonesia, is known to occur most of earthquakes worldwide. So, in 2004, the strongest in 40 years earthquake happened off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Tsunami waves that were caused by them, claimed the lives of nearly a hundred thousand people.


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