People on motorbikes in Banda Aceh
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Aceh earthquake triggers Indian Ocean tsunami warning

An Indian Ocean tsunami alert is in place after two huge quakes off the coast of Indonesia's Aceh province.

A quake with a magnitude of 8.6 triggered the initial warning, which was renewed after another quake a few hours later measuring 8.3.

Indonesian TV showed pictures of people running from buildings in panic with the roads in Banda Aceh packed with people seeking higher ground.

The BBC's Karishma Vaswani, in Jakarta, reports.

  • 11 Apr 2012
  • From the section Asia