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Tsunami alert in 28 nations following Indonesia quake

world Updated: Apr 11, 2012 15:09 IST

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A tsunami alert has been sounded in 28 places across the world, including India, after a massive earthquake rocked Indonesia on Wednesday.

An earthquake measuring 8.7 on the Richter scale was felt off the west coast of northern Sumatra in Indonesia Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued the tsunami watch for 28 countries, including Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Australia, Myanmar, Thailand, Maldives, Britain, Malaysia, Mauritius, Syechelles, Pakistan, Somalia, Oman, Madagascar, Iran, UAE, Yemen, Bangladsh, Tanzania, Mozambique, Kenya, South Africa and Singapore.