No tsunami threat to India: INCOIS

Last Updated: Sunday, May 9, 2010 - 21:28

Hyderabad: The Indian National Centre for
Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) here Sunday said there is
no tsunami threat to the Indian mainland in view of a strong
quake which hit Indonesia.

"There is no tsunami threat for Indian mainland and
Andaman and Nicobar Island regions," a scientist working with
INCOIS said.

High tides were witnessed in the sea for over three hours
and it must have ceased by now, the scientist said, adding we
can now say it is back to normal.

A powerful quake of 7.2 magnitude hit the Indonesian
province of Aceh today, causing panic in the area that was
devastated by the killer waves of the 2004 tsunami.

INCOIS will monitor the sea level gauges and report in
case of a tsunami, the scientist said.

INCOIS, an autonomous body under the Union Ministry of
Earth Science, was set up to provide ocean information and
advisory services through sustained ocean observations.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, May 9, 2010 - 21:28

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