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An 8.6-magnitude earthquake rattled Indonesia's Sumatra island on Wednesday, raising concerns about tsunamis for countries bordering the Indian Ocean.
Reuters reports that while the earthquake’s aftershocks reached as far as India, no deaths or serious damage have yet been reported.
BBC explains that South Asian residents are more prepared for tsunamis now after UNESCO created a new monitoring system for the basin after the catastrophic 2004 earthquake and tsunami. The fault lines under Indonesia make the island nation more susceptible to seismic activity.
You can read more about the quake over at USA Today.