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Tsunami alert issued following quake off Andaman and Nicobar

Source: PTI
June 13, 2010 09:41 IST
Moderate tremors were felt in several parts of Chennai and its suburbs on Sunday for a few seconds, according to the met office in the city.

However, no casualty or damage to property were reported, the police said.

People rushed out of their houses in panic at Gopalapuram, Kodambakkam, Porur, Thiruvanmiyur, Anna Nagar and several other places under the impact of the tremor which lasted for a few seconds, they said.

Met officials said the tremors were due to the impact of an earthquake that occurred at 7.9 degree north and 91.9 degree east-west coast of Andaman and Nicobar Islands measuring of 7.8 on the Richter Scale at 12.56 am.

Following the quake, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre has issued a tsunami watch for all areas of the Indian Ocean.

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