Reports of the second wave was reported by Indonesia’s geophysics agency says aftershocks in Aceh include quake of 8.8 on Richter scale, issues tsunami warning.
Previously, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono spoke on the earthquake ahead of a news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron saying that early reports were that there was no tsunami and limited damage.
“There no tsunami’s threat,” so far, he said Wednesday evening. “The tsunami early warning system is working well and at the moment there are no casualties.”
The 8.6-magnitude earthquake was felt as far away as Thailand, Malaysia and India. Indonesian authorities issued a tsunami warning for cities along the coast of the island of Sumatra. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii said a tsunami watch was in effect from Indonesia all the way through to India, Sri Lanka, Australia, Somalia, Oman, Iran, Bangladesh, Kenya, South Africa and Singapore.