Kenya, Tanzania under tsunami warning

September 12, 2007 20:27

Much of the East African coast was under a tsunami warning Wednesday, with Kenya and Tanzania urging residents to evacuate beaches following an earthquake in the Indian Ocean. But in Seychelles, which would likely get hit by a tsunami before Kenya, authorities said the window for a strike had passed and they were no longer under a tsunami watch. "We do not really scare the people or get them to panic until we confirm something is coming," said Michel Vielle, Head of Risk and Disaster Management in the Seychelles. The alerts came after an 8.2-magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia on Wednesday, killing seven people, injuring scores, and triggering memories of a 2004 quake that set off a deadly tsunami.

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