Pics – Tsunami threat after Indonesian quake

  • An 8.5 magnitude earthquake off Indonesia’s western coast triggered a tsunami watch for countries across the Indian Ocean on Wednesday (April 11 2012), clogging streets with traffic as residents fled to high ground in cars and on motorcycles. South Africa was on tsunami watch following the earthquake but the warning was lifted on the same day. Picture: Binsar Bakkara/AP
  • People gather outside the Baiturrahman mosque. Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage in Aceh, the Indonesian province closest to the earthquake. Picture: Stringer/Reuters
  • A map of Indonesia showing the epicentre. Picture: RNGS (SIN05)/AP
  • A mother carries her baby on the side of a road as they leave their house after the government announced a tsunami warning in Colombo. Picture: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters
  • A man evacuates his family members on a motorcycle in Banda Aceh. Picture: Junaidi Hanafiah/Reuters
  • Thousands of people evacuated their homes, fleeing to higher ground, but authorities said there were no reports suggesting a major threat. Picture: Junaidi Hanafiah/Reuters
  • A mother rests her baby as they sit by the side of a road after they evacuated their house as the government announced a tsunami warning in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Picture: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters