‘Significant’ tsunami generated following Indonesia earthquake

October 26th, 2010 - 12:16 am ICT by BNO News  

JAKARTA (BNO NEWS) — The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center on Monday said a powerful earthquake off the western coast of Sumatra had created a ’significant’ tsunami.

“A significant tsunami was generated by this earthquake,” the agency said in a bulletin. “However, sea level readings now indicate that the threat has diminished or is over for most areas. Therefore the tsunami watch issued by this center is now canceled.”

It was not immediately clear if the tsunami had struck any nearby coastlines, and if it caused any damage.

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