Myanmar monitoring tsunami activity as quake hit Indonesia

Nay Pyi Taw, March 3 (IANS) Myanmar’s Earthquake Committee on Thursday has continued monitoring a possible tsunami wave in its coastal areas after Indonesia was hit by a 7.9-magnitude earthquake on Wednesday.

Myanmar’s Meteorology and Hydrology Department said it is working closely with its counterparts of Indonesia and Australia, keeping constant watch on the situation in order to issue warning timely, Xinhua news agency reported.

The massive earthquake struck off the Indonesian Island of Sumatra which was once a region devastated by the Indian Ocean quake and tsunami in 2004 that killed a total of killing 230,000 people across 14 affected countries.

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