April 11 - Residents of Thailand evacuate after tremors are felt from the huge earthquake off the coast of Indonesia's Sumatra Island. Travis Brecher reports.
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Residents in southern Thailand evacuate buildings, after tremors caused by an 8.7 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Indonesia.
Thailand's national disaster prevention centre had issued a tsunami warning for six southern provinces along the coast, after the huge quake struck near Aceh in Sumatra.
And patients in hospital were also ordered to evacuate to higher ground to avoid the possibility of a huge wave sweeping inland.
But the tsunami watch has since been lifted.
Indonesia's Geophysics Agency said aftershocks in Aceh included a magnitude 8.8 quake - a tremor more powerful than the original one.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake struck several hundred miles southwest of the city of Banda Aceh, on the northern tip of Sumatra.
Travis Brecher, Reuters
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