An earthquake with an initial magnitude of 8.6 has struck under the sea off Indonesia’s northern Aceh province.
The quake triggered a tsunami warning across the Indian Ocean region.
The PacificTsunamiWarningCenter said it was not yet known whether a tsunami had been generated, but advised authorities to “take appropriate action”.
Small tremors felt in Male’ and some govt offices evacuated:
Dhiraagu mobile network is down.
Tide is high at the moment and if tsunami was generated it would be expected at 1711 local time near Male’ area and 1637 local time near Addu.
Some local councils making the problem worse by asking people to vacate their homes despite there being no warning yet.
Resorts requiring staff and guest to wear life jackets and supplying vessels with emergency supplies to use incase.
As per emergency policy, Resorts planning to shutdown power stations, boilers as a precautionary measure about the time a tsunami might reach the shores.