Indian Ocean on tsunami watch after Sumatra quake—US center

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05:14 PM April 11th, 2012

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April 11th, 2012 05:14 PM

WASHINGTON—US monitors issued an Indian Ocean-wide tsunami watch following a massive earthquake off the coast of Sumatra Wednesday but said it was not yet certain a giant wave had been generated.

“Earthquakes of this size have the potential to generate a widespread destructive tsunami that can affect coastlines across the entire Indian Ocean basin,” the US Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

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