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8.9 magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia

Breaking news : 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia

You still remember the lost on previous Aceh’s tsunami happened few years ago? Today near Aceh, Indonesia was having an 8.9 attitude earthquake at around 4:40 evening.

A huge earthquake and strong aftershock have struck off Indonesia’s Sumatra island, triggering an Indian Ocean-wide tsunami alert that sent terrified people fleeing from the coast.

The 8.9 magnitude quake hit 431 kilometres off the city of Banda Aceh at 1838 AEST on Wednesday.

The local Meteorological Service has confirmed that earthquake occurred at about 4:40 pm in Northern Sumatra.

8.9-magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia

Reported that some citizen of Singapore and Malaysia feel the affects of the earthquake.

Tsunami warning has been released to the especially Penang & Port Dickson, below is the video quote from TV1 news :

However only small tsunamis hit Indonesia and Thailand, with waves of up to 80 centimetres in Aceh, but there were no reports of damage or casualties.

Category: National