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Giant wave alert remains in place

2012-04-11 12:31

Jakarta - Indonesia's president said there were no reports of casualties or damage from a huge earthquake off Aceh province on Wednesday, with no threat from a tsunami although an alert for a giant wave remained in place.

"There is no tsunami threat although we are on alert," said President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at a joint news conference with visiting British Prime Minister David Cameron, who said Britain was standing ready to help if needed.

"The situation in Aceh is under control, there's a little bit of panic but people can go to higher ground," Yudhoyono said, adding that he had ordered a disaster relief team to fly to Aceh, which was devastated by a 2004 tsunami.

Comments
  • Rudi - 2012-04-11 12:38

    Good for them...

      Eugene Cassie Venter - 2012-04-11 13:10

  • Whispers4life - 2012-04-11 12:42

    Glad this situation is becoming less destructive...

      jono99 - 2012-04-11 13:17

      Glad other countries are getting involved to assist each other and be on standby.

  • Anwin - 2012-04-11 13:35

    I'm glad that there is tsunami and if there is the damages will not be so great.

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