The Early Tsunami Warning System installed at Rangachang in Andaman and Nicobar Islands can predict a tsunami immediately after an earthquake.
Amid a row over South China Sea with its maritime neighbours, China said it is leading a plan to set up a Tsunami and other natural disaster warning systems in the area.
US authorities have cancelled a tsunami warning for Hawaii hours after a 7.7 earthquake in Canada`s Charlotte Islands sent some residents scrambling to higher land.
The Philippine archipelago is located in the Pacific "Ring of Fire”, where earthquakes and volcanic activity are common.
A major earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale struck off the eastern coast of the Philippines, triggering tsunami warnings across the region.
A tsunami warning was put into effect for Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Panama and Mexico after the quake.
Indonesia is prone to earthquakes because it is in the Pacific Ring of Fire, an arc of volcanoes and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin.
Premakumar Gunaratnam claimed that he was handcuffed, blindfolded and physically and sexually tortured by Sri Lankan government’s agents.
Five people died from heart attacks in Indonesia`s Aceh and several others were injured as they tried to flee to high ground.
Authorities in Kenya had warned people living on the coastal regions not to take to the sea and ordered schools in the area closed.
Hours after an 8.6 earthquake struck Indonesia, another earthquake measuring 8.2 on the Richter Scale hit the island nation.
The United States earthquake monitoring system has issued a notification for a tsunami watch in the Indian Ocean, as per reports on CNN.
The South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu continues to be jolted by several moderate to strong earthquakes.
Earthquakes are common in Japan, one of the world`s most seismically active areas.
Day in Pics: 28th August
August 28, 2014
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