Three hours and no tsunami yet

It is now just over three hours since the 8.2 earth quake that struck the northern coast of Indonesia with no significant drop in sea water levels are reported. It is now just over three hours since the 8.2 earth quake that struck the northern coast of Indonesia with no significant drop in sea 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.

Local police officials said no tsunami waves or other significant activities have been reported as Sri Lanka crossed the curtail three hour mark.

However police officials said they are still keeping a close watch and have asked rescue officials to maintain vigilance.

Earthquake experts also say tsunami danger minimal as no tsunami reported off the Indonesian coast where a 8.2 to 8.5 magnitude earthquake hit at 10.09 Sri Lanka time.

Officials say with no tsunami reported from the immediate vicinity of the epicentre, the likelihood of an tsunami in other areas was minimal.

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