Gulf states warned of Tsunami

UAE among those warned of "destructive" Tsunami later today

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Gulf nations have been warned over the possibility of a "destructive" Tsunami later today following a major earthquake in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Indonesia, reports Arabian Business.

A statement issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre (PTWC) named the UAE, Oman and Yemen among the countries that could be impacted this evening if a Tsunami does result from the earthquake.

The 8.7 magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of Northern Sumatra just before 9am this morning.

According to data released by the PTCW, the Tsunami was expected to hit Omani capital Muscat at 15:40, Fujairah in the UAE at 16:21 and Yemeni port Aden at 17:26.

The PTWC clarified that it was not certain that the earthquake would cause a Tsunami.

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