ORIGIN TIME - 0839Z 11 APR 2012COORDINATES - 2.0 NORTH 92.5 EASTLOCATION - OFF W COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRAMAGNITUDE - 8.7
Earthquakes of this size have the potential to generate a widespread destructive tsunami that can affect coastlines across the entire Indian Ocean Basin. However - it is not known that a tsunami was generated. This watch is based only on the earthquake evaluation.
For estimated initial wave arrival times click here: http://ptwc.weather.gov/ptwc/text.php?id=indian.TSUIOX.2012.04.11.0845. Bear in mind actual arrival times may differ and the first wave may not be the largest. A tsunami is a series of waves and the time between successive waves can be five minutes to one hour.
My friends report feeling the tremor in places like Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh. Please everyone, stay safe, stay inland and spread the word.