It seems a mild / small earthquake has just hit Kolkata / West Bengal / eastern India / ANDAMAN ISLANDS / Japan coast.
Time was around 0130 hours of 11th August. It was mild and lasted for few (3-5 sec) seconds.
There are no news yet on any news channel or web site. So I am still waiting for an official word from the gov.
Initial reports suggest that the epicenter is at Andaman and the bad news is, it is a 7.7 which has hit them directly.
(CNN) — A strong earthquake struck off the south coast of Japan on Sunday night local time, “jolting Tokyo and wide areas of eastern Japan,” the country’s Kyodo news agency reported.
(CNN) — A tsunami watch has been issued after a 7.6-magnitude earthquake in the Indian Ocean near India’s Adaman Islands, authorities said.
The watch covers India, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia and Bangladesh, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
TSUNAMI warning has been issued and if any one is reading this and is in any of the effected area, then please contact local authority for appropriate action and seek advise on what to do.
If a TSUNAMI is generated then mainland India / Bangladesh / Myanmar / Thiland / Indonesia has less than 3 hours where as folks over there in Andaman have lees than an hour before they get hit by a tidal wave !!!
“It is not known that a tsunami was generated. This watch is based only on the earthquake evaluation. Authorities in the region should take appropriate action in response to this possibility.”
The estimated tsunami travel time would be an hour or less to the coasts of the Andaman and Nicobar islands, according to a bulletin issued by the Japan Meteorological Agency.
A tsunami would reach the coastlines of India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand and Indonesia within one to three hours.
Lets pray that this stays as a warning and never becomes reality !!! We all know what TSUMANI in India ocean can do.
Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issues a TSUNAMI watch for Indian ocean.
Some good news from JAPAN, as Japan Meteorological Agency calls off the TSUNAMI warning from the cost of JAPAN.
Good news for South East Asia (India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand and Indonesia) also as just like Japan Meteorological Agency, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has also called off the TSUNAMI watch, which was issued for Indian Ocean.
(CNN) — The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has canceled a tsunami watch issued for five countries following a 7.6-magnitude earthquake in the Indian Ocean.
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