Tsunami warning issued by Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre – Earthquake off Sumatra

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre just announced that land masses within a 1000 km radius of northern Sumatra could be at risk from a tsunami following an that earthquake struck the East Asian nation just pst 10 pm Sri Lankan Time. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre just announced that land masses within a 1000 km radius of northern Sumatra could be at risk from a tsunami following an that earthquake struck the East Asian nation just pst 10 pm Sri Lankan Time. Extracts of the warning issued to the pacific region by the centre is published below.

An earthquake has occurred with these preliminary parameters

Origin time – 1610z 28 mar 2005

Coordinates – 2.3 north 97.1 east
Location – northern sumatera indonesia

Magnitude – 8.5

Warning
This earthquake has the potential to generate a widely destructive tsunami in the ocean or seas near the earthquake.

Authorities in those regions should be aware of this possibility and take immediate action. This action should include evacuation of coasts within a thousand kilometers of the epicenter and close monitoring to determine the need for evacuation further away.

This center does not have sea level gauges outside the pacific so will not be able