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Sri Lanka issues tsunami warning after Indonesia quake

Sri Lanka's Meteorological Department issued a tsunami warning on Wednesday following an 8.7 magnitude earthquake near Banda Aceh in Indonesia.

world Updated: Apr 11, 2012 15:29 IST

Sri Lanka's Meteorological Department issued a tsunami warning on Wednesday following an 8.7 magnitude earthquake near Banda Aceh in Indonesia.

Tremors were felt in several parts of the island nation and many people were seen evacuating offices near the World Trade Centre in Colombo.

"There is a threat of tsunami due to the earthquake in Indonesia. We ask all people in the coastal area to move to safer areas," a Meteorological Department official.