Disaster Alert: Earthquake in Indonesia

At 08:38 UTC on April 11, 2012, an 8.7 magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia’s Aceh province, the U.S. Geological Survey said today, prompting residents to flee to higher ground as Indonesia, India and Thailand issued tsunami warnings. Buildings in neighboring Singapore shook after the quake hit and tremors were felt in India. There were no immediate reports concerning damage. Banda Aceh lost electricity and residents moved to higher ground.

More updates on Red Cross activity if warranted. Developing…

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