Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 3:58 AM EST
- A powerful earthquake hit waters off western Indonesia early this morning, prompting officials to issue a tsunami warning. Panicked residents poured into the streets, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or serious damage.
The tsunami warning was later lifted. The US Geological Survey said the 7.3-magnitude quake struck 260 miles off the coast of Aceh province just after midnight.
Updated below by Piers Corbyn
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The above is an extract from the Piers Corbyn January Earthquake chart published in December, the period 11th - 13th January is highlighted as a Top Red Warning (5) period, as per note from Piers Corbyn...Red Warning periods – are now standardized R1 to R5 (most extreme effect). In WeatherAction Solar Lunar Action Technique they indicate Solar-Lunar drivers of thunderstorm and related extreme events around the world. Extreme weather event risk Periods such as thunder/tornado (espec USA) development & potential Tropical Storm Formation periods are consequences of these drivers and are also periods in which standard meteorology models will notably underestimate strength of deluges, thunder, snow etc in forecasts from a day or so ahead. In these periods typically standard meteorology forecast (smf) estimates of rain/snow from a day or so ahead need to be doubled (or more for R5). Dates are UTC for estimation although there are uncertainties. FORECAST MAPS & detailed forecasts with corresponding specific likely weather events are issued for various parts of the world. Lesser extreme (‘Extra Activity’) and ‘Quiet periods’ and likely consequent weather scenarios are stated therein..PC