Police say no receding water levels yet

It has been about two and half hours since the 8.2 earth quake that struck the northern coast of Indonesia with no receding water levels are reported. It has been about two and half hours since the 8.2 earth quake that struck the northern coast of Indonesia with no receding water levels are reported. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre in an earlier earthquake warning said regional countries could assume the danger has passed if no tsunami waves are observed in the region near the epicentre within three hours of the earthquake.

The centre also warned governments that action should include evacuation of coasts within a thousand kilometres of the epicentre and close monitoring to determine the need for evacuation further away.

Sri Lanka is some 2,165 km away from Sumatra in Indonesia.
Police stations in coastal areas have however been asked to report back to its central control room in Colombo with changes in sea levels.

Receding sea levels are an indication of an impending tsunami and a key sign coastal residents have been asked to watch out for.

Police officials manning the control room said no reports had been received yet from its f