Daily Archives: April 11, 2012

Sumatra Tsunami Alert Along Omani Coast (but Unlikely)

(Image from CNN.com)

I’m sure most people are aware that a major earthuake (magnitude of 8.7) occured a few hours ago not far from Indonesia.  There has been a tsunami warning for many countries along the Indian Ocean, including an alert for Oman with strong waves possible occuring from 7pm onward. Here is a clip from Oman TV (if you understand Arabic): (Thanks, Noora! 🙂 )

CNN reports that there is a very small chance of any serious waves because of the location of the 2nd aftershock earthquake which had a magnitude of 8.2, but you can never be too careful.  It is currently raining in Muscat, Oman.  I wouldn’t recommend being near the coastline for the next few hours just as a precaution.  Thank God they are reporting that there haven’t been any casualties connected to the earthquake so far.  The Indian Ocean regions are slowly, one by one, removing their alerts.