Sunday, November 16, 2008

Indonesia - Tsunami warning lifted

The tsunami warning which followed a large earthquake in Indonesia has been lifted. The tremor which was initially measured at 7.7 on the Richter scale has now been downgraded to 7.5. Two further aftershocks followed the main tremor. One was measured at 5.5 the other at 5.6. There have been no reports of any damage or casualties in a region which sees frequent earthquakes. In December 2004 a tsunami, which followed a 7.8 magnitude earthquake, killed nearly a quarter of a million people, many of them in Indonesia's Aceh region.

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