(CNN) – A massive earthquake struck off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Wednesday afternoon, triggering a tsunami alert for the Indian Ocean.

The quake struck about 434 kilometers southwest of Banda Aceh, the capital of Indonesia’s Aceh province, and had a magnitude of 8.6, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It took place at a depth of 23 kilometers.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said it had issued a tsunami watch for the entire Indian Ocean, and the Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency said it had put up a tsunami warning.

The areas most at risk of a tsunami are coastal areas of Aceh, particularly the island of Simeulue, Prih Harjadi, an official for the Indonesian agency said on Metro TV.

He said that according to their calculations, it was possible that waves as high as 6 meters could hit Simeulue.

The power has gone out in Banda Aceh and residents are moving to higher ground, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for the Indonesian National Disaster Management Agency.

The extent of the damage is still being assessed.

[Sé que Shaka no es de Indonesia pero no encontré una foto decente del representante del Pilar del Oceano índico, osea khishna de Krisaor]

INDONESIA (10/ENE/2012).- Un fuerte sismo de 7.3 grados de intensidad se registró en la costa al norte de Sumatra, en Indonesia, a las 11:37 horas, tiempo de México (00:37 horas del miércoles, tiempo de Indonesia), de acuerdo al reporte preliminar del Servicio Geológico de Estados Unidos.

Como habitualmente sucede con movimientos telúricos de más de 7 grados de intensidad, las autoridades de Indonesia emitieron una alerta de tsunami.

El epicentro se localizó a unos 423 kilómetros de la populosa localidad de Banda Aceh, que fue una de las más afectadas por el sismo y tsunami del año 2004 que cobró la vida de cerca de 175 mil personas.

I just talked to my Aunt and the evacuation is going smoothly, as expected. All Chilean coast is being cleared out and evacuated as of now. The Tsunami Alert is up and will likely be kept like this for another 6 or so hours.

A few minutes before the 7.8, there was another quake of 6,4 and right now on this very second, there has been a set of 5,8 and 5,6. Arica’s power is out and is very probable that Iquique’s power is out too.

If you have any family or friends around this zone, do not try to call them, the lines will be collapsed. Try to contact them through whatsapp or another way through internet because the 3G is still functional in the area.

I'm sorry...

that you have to go through all of this pain. I’m sorry that I can’t do much more than pray for you. I’m sorry that I don’t know how much pain you’re in. I’m sorry that all of this had to happen… 

I will always remember this day and will PRAY for you tonight. Please keep strong and look into the direction ahead of you and not behind you. For those that are still looking for their lost family, I have faith that you will find them real soon. Please god, help them.


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DUTCHSINSE, always fast with these news presentations…

All Chilean coast has been warned, there’s a tsunami alert. Chicos, quienes viven en costa, salgan de sus casas y vayan a terrenos altos, no lo duden porfa. Vayan con cuidado. 

Tengo familiares en Arica e Iquique, están siendo evacuados. Salgan sin autos, vayan a pie.