Tsunami Warning for Indonesia

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Tsunami warning issued after a massive earth quake of 8.9 hits waters off Indonesia...

Nothing major on BBC / Sky yet so looks to be ok, shame it can't just swallow Cameron up
 
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Both Sky and BBC as well as other mainstream news bodies are picking it up now as "breaking news".

Hopefully it will amount to nothing much.
 
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According to BBC News:

BBC News said:
INDONESIA EARTHQUAKE:Tremor unlikely to generate tsunami, initial analyis suggests - US Geological Survey scientists

Probably just being cautious with the Tsunami warning...
 
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http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc000905e.php

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000905e#dyfi

off the west coast of northern Sumatra (Latitude: 2.0430, Longitude: 92.5180)
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The 11 April 2012 at 8:38 AM (UTC), in off the west coast of northern Sumatra there was a seismic activity of
magnitude 8.9 and depth 33.00Km.
Estimated population within 60km: none or few people.
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No nuclear power plants within 150km.
No dams within 60km.
No airports within 60km.
No seaports within 60km.
 
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Just seen this on BBC News:

BBC News said:
INDONESIA EARTHQUAKE:Small tsunami measuring 17 cm (6.7 in) heading for coast of Aceh, warning centre official quoted as saying

How can they call that a Tsunami?! :p
 
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Surely it will increase in size as it approaches the coast? Although I'm, not sure if the numbers quoted are the predicted heights when it hits the coast

they become bigger as they get into shallow water.

Waves increase in size when they reach shallow water yes?

They've spotted a wave of almost 7in and are calling it a Tsunami. That isn't even a big wave. =/

I would imagine if a big "Tsunami" type was to hit, it would have already hit by now. They're probably causing unnecessary panic in a situation where people will operate better calm.
 
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I think after Japan's incident, any possible threat of a Tsunami will be taken very seriously with lots of pre-warnings and pre-judgements that may seem a bit OTT, however generally there for a good reason should the worst happen.
 
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