Authorities are armed with earthquake information
Emergency plans in effect
When earthquakes and tsunamis happen, emergency plans go into effect to the extent that authorities have control. Armed with much experience, they can just do their best.
“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.
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.
The authorities in India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands have ordered people to move out of low-lying areas.
The region's chief secretary, Shakti Sinha, said that there are "a few hundred people" in the areas where the evacuation order had been issued.”