USGS: huge earthquake hits in Indian Ocean

WASHINGTON (AP) The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said Monday that a regional tsunami watch is in place for India, Myanmar, Indonesia, Thailand and Bangladesh.

The center says the quake has the potential to generate destructive tsunamis in the region, though it cautions that it is not known if such a tsunami has occurred.

The center says its bulletin is only issued as advice to government agencies, which must make their own decisions about what action to take.

But it warns that earthquakes of this size have the potential to generate destructive tsunamis along coasts usually no more than a thousand kilometers from the earthquake epicenter.

The earthquake was reported to have struck about 225 miles south-southwest of Myanmar, 510 miles west of Bangkok, and 1,420 miles southeast of New Delhi.

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