1000 Hrs 26.12.04
Ministry of Home Affairs
Tidal wave in Andaman &
According to the India Meteorological Department, there was an earthquake at 0629 hours on 26th December,2004 with magnitude of 8.0 at Richter scale off west coast of Sumatra Island Indonesia) and the impact has been felt in South India.
After receiving the information, Ministry of Home Affairs
is coordinating the rescue and relief efforts and are in constant touch with
As per information received from Resident Commissioner,
Navy and Coast Guards have been alerted to assist the Civil
- Air Force has also been alerted to assist the A& N Administration. Two AN 32 aircarft have taken off from Tambram (Chennai) for recee. More details about the situation will be available after the completion of recee. .
- One DONEAR Air craft has taken off for Port Blair for recee. .
Two Search & Rescue Teams of the Ministry of Home Affairs
Satellite phones are being arranged for
DG, Military Operation has established link
with military base in
- The IDS HQs are coordinating MOD efforts.
The Relief Commissioner, Andhra
Pradesh has reported mild tremors in the coastal areas. There have been reports
of Tsunamis( tidal) waves in the
coastal areas. There are reports of
9 death in
The Relief Commissioner, Tamil Nadu informed that slight tremors were felt in Chennai. Tsunamis (tidal ) waves, have also hit the coastal areas of the State. 11 death s have already been reported. Cuddolore district has been worst affected , where PTI has reported about 50 deaths In Tamil Nadu also. All the District Magistrates of the Coastal districts have been advised immediately undertaking relief, rescue and evacuation operations. The water is reported have entered Kalapakam Atomic Power Plant and the Army has already been advised to assist for draining out the water.
The Relief Commissioner
informed that tremors were felt in
The Relief Commissioner
informed that some tremors were felt in the coastal areas
but there is no report of damage or Tsunamis waves.
The Ministry of Home Affairs have already advised the Coastal States to be
on constant vigil and have been
requested to take necessary assistance from Army, Navy and Coast Guards, if
needed and instruct all the concerned District Collectors of the coastal areas
to take rescue, relief and evacuation operations.
The Ministry of Home Affairs have already advised the Coastal States to be on constant vigil and have been requested to take necessary assistance from Army, Navy and Coast Guards, if needed and instruct all the concerned District Collectors of the coastal areas to take rescue, relief and evacuation operations.
The Government of Sri Lanka has also requested for Naval assistance to take their ships to
. About 150 people are reported to have been died in Indian Coast . The Ministry of External Affairs has cleared the assistane. Navy is assisting the Government of Sri Lanka for evacuation of fishermen and ships. Sri Lanka
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