SA tsunami watch lifted

2012-04-11 17:08

Johannesburg - South Africa's tsunami warning has been lifted, Cape Town's disaster risk management centre said on Wednesday.

"Residents of Cape Town are advised to disregard the rumours of a tsunami and that the probability risk is low for the coastal areas of Cape Town," spokesperson Wilfred Solomons-Johannes said.

"This tsunami and earthquake alert does not warrant the authorities in South Africa to take any action."

According to the Council for Geoscience earlier on Wednesday, South Africa was under tsunami watch but there was no need to panic, the SA Weather Service said.

A tsunami watch meant that the country was aware of the warning but that no immediate action was required, SA Weather Service official Hannelee Doubell said.

According to reports on Wednesday, an 8.7-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, putting a number of Indian Ocean countries on tsunami watch.

The tsunami watch was in effect for Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Australia, Myanmar, Thailand, the Maldives and other Indian Ocean islands, Malaysia, Pakistan, Somalia, Oman, Iran, Bangladesh, Kenya, South Africa and Singapore.

  • Lyndatjie - 2012-04-11 17:12

    Ok... thanks... will tell the ants to stand down....

      padayachee - 2012-04-11 17:20


  • schalk.w.visser - 2012-04-11 17:24

    No it was corrupted before it reach our shores!

      Lunga - 2012-04-11 17:42

      I blame the ANC.

  • regbroekmann - 2012-04-11 17:29

    I wonder how a positive warning would be disseminated?

  • Emmanuel - 2012-04-11 17:30

    There's no need for south africans to panic south africa is well protected and safe.... Gods hands are well over our country

  • willemse.carlwillemse.carl - 2012-04-11 17:58

    wouldnt be suprised if Malema had sumting to do with

  • willemse.carlwillemse.carl - 2012-04-11 18:00

    wouldnt be suprise if malema sits behind the whole

  • esethu3 - 2012-04-11 18:07

    Thankyou Lord... NO Tsunami in Cape Town...

  • Jacques Moses - 2012-04-11 18:42

    emmanuel(hebrew) means GOD WITH US in biblical terns

      mark.garnett - 2012-04-11 20:33

      Emmanu'EL means the same in every language.

      Trudy - 2012-04-11 22:39


  • David - 2012-04-11 18:52

    Zille saved us.

  • antoinette.strausssnyders - 2012-04-11 18:53

    hahaha i only heard about it now.....eish...too bloody cold to swim lol

      Noleen - 2012-04-12 11:23

      its clear as day light that God is speaking, and warning the human race. If we do not adhear to what God wants us to do, surely we will be wiped out.

  • garyptrsn - 2012-04-11 19:21

    So no surfing later?

  • Sam - 2012-04-11 20:54

    Everybody in Durbs can come down off the top deck at Joe Cools now.

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