A tsunami watch has gone into effect for the entire Indian Ocean after a massive magnitude 8.7 earthquake occurred 270 miles Southwest of Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued the tsunami warning at 0845 local time, with predicted landing times for various regions should a tsunami occur.
The USGS reported a 20 mile deep magnitude 8.7 quake just 600 miles West of Kuala Lampur. USGS has the quake impact so far as Yellow, or with effects being strong rather than severe. NOAA’s website details much more about the warning and the event. But so far the following areas may be impacted; Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Australia, Myanmar, Thailand, Maldives, Malaysia, Mauritius, Reunion, Seychelles, Pakistan, Somalia, Oman, Madagascar, Mozambique, Kenya, Corzet Island, Kerguelen Islands, South Africa, and Singapore.
Argo Travel News will keep you updated as news of this event arrives. So far the Japan Meteorological Agency has not released a warming on this event.