India issued tsunami warning, nothing happened

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30 December 2004 (Updated 0920 CET)

Indian government issued today a tsunami warning after a new earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richters scale. Indian citizens fled the area warned. Tsunamis are associated with quakes larger than 7.5 on the Richters scales. It should not be a surprise nothing happened today. The catastrophic quake that caused the fatal tsunamis was measured to 9 on the same scale. 7,000 Indian citizens are confirmed dead after the first quake.

In Thailand, rumours about a new Tsunami is causing panic among the several thousand already injured.

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