Tsunami Warning After Large 7.3 Earthquake Off Sumatra …Update: Warning Lifted

A large earthquake today has prompted a tsunami alert off of Sumatra.
The Australian reported:

An undersea earthquake off Indonesia with a magnitude of 7.3 has prompted a tsunami alert for northern Sumatra.

The quake occurred 20km below sea level shortly after 5.30am AEDT today.

Australian authorities said there was no tsunami threat to mainland Australia, islands or territories, however the Indonesian government issued an early alert.

The quake took place off the west coast of northern Sumatra.

UPDATE: The tsunami warning was lifted following the quake.

You Might Like


As a privately owned web site, we reserve the right to edit or remove comments that contain spam, advertising, vulgarity, threats of violence, racism, anti-Semitism, or personal/abusive attacks on other users. The same applies to trolling, the use of multiple aliases, or just generally being a jerk. Enforcement of this policy is at the sole discretion of the site administrators and repeat offenders may be blocked or permanently banned without warning. Guest posting is disabled for security reasons.

You Might Like