Tsunami alerts pass Indonesia quake test, with luck

By FAKHRURRADZIE GADE AP A security officer walks through debris from Wednesday's strong earthquake at an office building in Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Sumatra island, Indonesia, Thursday, April 12, 2012. Cries of panic and fervent prayers rang out

The magnitude 8.6 earthquake that struck in the Indian Ocean off the western coast of Sumatra today resurrected fears of a repeat of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami that proved one of the most devastating natural disasters in

A massive earthquake struck off Indonesia's Sumatra island on Wednesday, triggering an Indian Ocean-wide tsunami alert and evacuation orders to clear people away from the coast. The quake's magnitude was 8.6,

By DNA Correspondent | Place: Bangalore | Agency: DNA Bangalore was jolted out of its afternoon stupor on Wednesday when a minor tremor—the result of a powerful earthquake off Indonesia—sent people scurrying out of buildings and homes in the city.

Probably because of this, an expert at the seismic monitoring station at Gauribidanur told DNA on Wednesday: “What Bangalore felt was only tremors due to the Indonesian earthquake. But nobody can predict whether Bangalore is safe from earthquakes or if