An earthquake jolted Northern Sumatra; tremors were felt in Kolkata, Guwahati and Chennai too. Tsunami alert has already been issued by USGS. So far, there have been no reports of damages. Tsunami warning has been issued around 28 countries. Epicenter of the earthquake has been reported off the coast of Sumatra.
Follow latest updates on twitter.com and www.facebook.com Indonesia’s Geophysical Agency says a fresh aftershock of 8.2 magnitude has hit off the Sumatra province of Aceh following an earlier 8.6 magnitude quake. A new tsunami warning has been issued. Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency is sending a rescue team to Aceh, after the quake knocked out the province’s electricity and sent locals scrambling for higher ground, Reuters says.