PHOTOS: Indonesian earthquake

11:58 AM, Apr 12, 2012   |    comments
  • Officials of the Banda Aceh prison next to the wall of the prison in Banda Aceh on April 12, 2012 after it collapsed following powerful eartquakes that hit the west coast of Indonesia on April 11, 2012. Giant quakes off Indonesia caused panic but little damage, in a succesful test of warning systems and evacuation plans introduced after the catastrophic 2004 Asian tsunami, experts said. AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY (Photo credit should read ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Sri Lankan coastline residents take refuge on higher ground at Dehiwala, a suburb of Colombo, on April 11, 2012. Sri Lanka on April 11 lifted a tsunami alert issued after an undersea earthquake in Indonesia had sparked fears of giant waves hitting coasts across the Indian Ocean, the government said. AFP PHOTO/ LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI (Photo credit should read LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Sri Lankan coastline residents take refuge on higher ground at Dehiwala, a suburb of Colombo, on April 11, 2012. Sri Lanka on April 11 lifted a tsunami alert issued after an undersea earthquake in Indonesia had sparked fears of giant waves hitting coasts across the Indian Ocean, the government said. AFP PHOTO/ LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI (Photo credit should read LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Foreign tourists, evacuated following a tsunami warning, are pictured at the Phuket international airport on April 11, 2012. A small tsunami measuring 10 centimetres (four inches) reached Thailand's Andaman Coast after a massive earthquake off the coast of Indonesia, an official said. AFP PHOTO/THADILOK KONGJIA (Photo credit should read Thadilok KONGJIA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Acehnese residents evacuate with their motorcycles to open ground in the capital Banda Aceh after a powerful earthquake hit the western coast of Sumatra in Aceh province on April 11, 2012. A massive earthquake struck off Indonesia's Sumatra island, US and Indonesian monitors reported, prompting an Indian Ocean-wide tsunami alert. AFP PHOTO / CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN (Photo credit should read CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Foreign tourists, evacuated following a tsunami warning, are pictured at the Phuket international airport on April 11, 2012. A small tsunami measuring 10 centimetres (four inches) reached Thailand's Andaman Coast after a massive earthquake off the coast of Indonesia, an official said. AFP PHOTO/THADILOK KONGJIA (Photo credit should read Thadilok KONGJIA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • An empty street is pictured following a tsunami warning across the island, in Galle on April 11, 2012. Sri Lanka on April 11 lifted a tsunami alert issued after an undersea earthquake in Indonesia had sparked fears of giant waves hitting coasts across the Indian Ocean, the government said. AFP PHOTO/Ishara S.KODIKARA (Photo credit should read Ishara S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Acehnese attend to patients evacuated out of hospital buildings in capital Banda Aceh after a powerful earthquake hit the western coast of Sumatra in Aceh province on April 11, 2012. A massive earthquake struck off Indonesia's Sumatra island, US and Indonesian monitors reported, prompting an Indian Ocean-wide tsunami alert. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Acehnese people try to go to higher places shortly after a powerfull earthquake hit the western coast of Sumatera in Banda Aceh on April 11, 2012. A massive earthquake struck off Indonesia's Sumatra island, US and Indonesian monitors reported, prompting an Indian Ocean-wide tsunami alert. AFP PHOTO / CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN (Photo credit should read CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Acehnese women hug each other and pray shortly after a powerfull earthquake hit the western coast of Sumatera in Banda Aceh on April 11, 2012. A massive earthquake struck off Indonesia's Sumatra island, US and Indonesian monitors reported, prompting an Indian Ocean-wide tsunami alert. AFP PHOTO / CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN (Photo credit should read CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Sri Lankan coastline residents take refuge on higher ground at Dehiwala, a suburb of Colombo, on April 11, 2012. Sri Lanka issued a tsunami warning across the tropical island April 11 and the disaster management centre asked coastal residents to move inland. A government statement said waves could hit the island's northeastern port district of Trincomalee and urged an orderly evacuation of the coastal strip. AFP PHOTO/ LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI (Photo credit should read LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/G
  • Acehnese people try to go to higher ground after a powerfull earthquake hit the western coast of Sumatera in Banda Aceh on April 11, 2012. A massive earthquake struck off Indonesia's Sumatra island, US and Indonesian monitors reported, prompting an Indian Ocean-wide tsunami alert. AFP PHOTO / CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN (Photo credit should read CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Indonesian employees evacuate their office building in Medan city, in Sumatra island on April 11, 2012 following a powerful eqrthquake in the western coast of Sumatra. A massive earthquake struck off Indonesia's Sumatra island, US and Indonesian monitors reported, prompting an Indian Ocean-wide tsunami alert. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono gives his reaction following a massive earthquake off Indonesia's Sumatra island on April 11, 2012 during a joint press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron at the presidential palace. Cameron arrived in Indonesia, where he will finalise a 2.5 billion USD deal between Garuda and Airbus as the European plane maker looks to tap the growing economy. AFP PHOTO / ROMEO GACADAFP PHOTO / ROMEO GACAD (Photo credit should read ROMEO GACAD/AF
  • An Acehnese woman with a child tries to stop a car to go to higher ground shortly after a powerfull earthquake hit the western coast of Sumatera in Banda Aceh on April 11, 2012. A massive earthquake struck off Indonesia's Sumatra island, US and Indonesian monitors reported, prompting an Indian Ocean-wide tsunami alert. AFP PHOTO / CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN (Photo credit should read CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Acehnese people run shortly after a powerfull earthquake hit western coast of Sumatera in Banda Aceh on April 11, 2012. A massive earthquake struck off Indonesia's Sumatra island, US and Indonesian monitors reported, prompting an Indian Ocean-wide tsunami alert. AFP PHOTO / CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN (Photo credit should read CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN/AFP/Getty Images)
  • An Acehnese woman (back C) looks at damage to a building a day after a powerful earthquake hit the west coast of Indonesia in Banda Aceh on April 12, 2012. The tsunami watch around the Indian Ocean was lifted hours after two massive earthquakes struck off Indonesia's Sumatra island on April 11, sending terrified people fleeing from the coast. AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY (Photo credit should read ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images)
  • This photo show a collapsed wall of the Banda Aceh prison a day after a powerful earthquake hit the west coast of Indonesia in Banda Aceh on April 12, 2012. The tsunami watch around the Indian Ocean was lifted hours after two massive earthquakes struck off Indonesia's Sumatra island on April 11, sending terrified people fleeing from the coast. AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY (Photo credit should read ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images
  • Officials of Banda Aceh prison examine the area where a wall collapsed the day after a powerful earthquake hit the west coast of Indonesia in Banda Aceh on April 12, 2012. The tsunami watch around the Indian Ocean was lifted hours after two massive earthquakes struck off Indonesia's Sumatra island on April 11, sending terrified people fleeing from the coast. AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY (Photo credit should read ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A security guard examines damage to a building a day after a powerful earthquake hit the west coast of Indonesia in Banda Aceh on April 12, 2012. The tsunami watch around the Indian Ocean was lifted hours after two massive earthquakes struck off Indonesia's Sumatra island on April 11, sending terrified people fleeing from the coast. AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY (Photo credit should read ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Evacuated Acehnese residents walk in front of the historic Baiturrahman grand mosque in the capital Banda Aceh after a powerful earthquake hit the western coast of Sumatra in Aceh province on April 11, 2012. A massive earthquake struck off Indonesia's Sumatra island, US and Indonesian monitors reported, prompting an Indian Ocean-wide tsunami alert. The mosque survived the massive 2004 earthquake and tsunami which destroyed much of the rest of the city of Banda Aceh. AFP PHOTO / CHAIDEER MAHYUDDI
  • Sri Lankan fishermen pull a fishing net on the beach in the southern Sri Lankan town of Galle on April 12, 2012, a day after residents along the country's coast were asked to move inland following a tsunami alert. Sri Lanka on April 11 lifted the tsunami alert issued after an undersea earthquake in Indonesia had sparked fears of giant waves hitting coasts across the Indian Ocean, the government said. AFP PHOTO / Ishara S. KODIKARA (Photo credit should read Ishara S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Acehnese farmers harvest rice near an area where the wall of the Banda Aceh prison collapsed one day after a powerful earthquake hit the west coast of Indonesia in Banda Aceh on April 12, 2012. The tsunami watch around the Indian Ocean was lifted hours after two massive earthquakes struck off Indonesia's Sumatra island on April 11, sending terrified people fleeing from the coast. AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY (Photo credit should read ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A security guard examines damage to a building a day after a powerful earthquake hit the west coast of Indonesia in Banda Aceh on April 12, 2012. The tsunami watch around the Indian Ocean was lifted hours after two massive earthquakes struck off Indonesia's Sumatra island on April 11, sending terrified people fleeing from the coast. AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY (Photo credit should read ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Officials (in background) of the Banda Aceh prison examine the damage to a wall a day after a powerful earthquake hit the west coast of Indonesia in Banda Aceh on April 12, 2012. The tsunami watch around the Indian Ocean was lifted hours after two massive earthquakes struck off Indonesia's Sumatra island on April 11, sending terrified people fleeing from the coast. AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY (Photo credit should read ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Officials (back R) of the Banda Aceh prison examine the damage to a wall a day after a powerful earthquake hit the west coast of Indonesia in Banda Aceh on April 12, 2012. The tsunami watch around the Indian Ocean was lifted hours after two massive earthquakes struck off Indonesia's Sumatra island on April 11, sending terrified people fleeing from the coast. AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY (Photo credit should read ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A damaged residential apartment (L) is seen leaning towards another apartment following an earthquake in Kolkata on April 11, 2012. India has withdrawn the tsunami warning issued after the massive earthquake measuring 8.6 on the Richter scale in Indonesia this afternoon, in the country tremors were reported in Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore and the southern part of Chennai. The tremors lasted for a few seconds. AFP PHOTO/Dibyangshu SARKAR (Photo credit should read DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Image
  • Indonesian Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) staff monitor the latest seismic activities in the area of Sumatra island from their Jakarta headquarters on April 12, 2012 the day after an 8.6-magnitude quake hit 431 kilometres (268 miles) off the city of Banda Aceh. Giant quakes off Indonesia caused panic but little damage, in a successful test of warning systems and evacuation plans introduced after the catastrophic 2004 Asian tsunami, experts said on April 12. In the tense hours that an I
  • Officials of the Banda Aceh prison examine the damage to a wall a day after a powerful earthquake hit the west coast of Indonesia in Banda Aceh on April 12, 2012. The tsunami watch around the Indian Ocean was lifted hours after two massive earthquakes struck off Indonesia's Sumatra island on April 11, sending terrified people fleeing from the coast. AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY (Photo credit should read ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Indonesian Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) staff monitor the latest seismic activities in the area of Sumatra island from their Jakarta headquarters on April 12, 2012 the day after an 8.6-magnitude quake hit 431 kilometres (268 miles) off the city of Banda Aceh. Giant quakes off Indonesia caused panic but little damage, in a successful test of warning systems and evacuation plans introduced after the catastrophic 2004 Asian tsunami, experts said on April 12. In the tense hours that an I
  • Indonesian Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) staff monitor the latest seismic activities in the area of Sumatra island from their Jakarta headquarters on April 12, 2012 the day after an 8.6-magnitude quake hit 431 kilometres (268 miles) off the city of Banda Aceh. Giant quakes off Indonesia caused panic but little damage, in a successful test of warning systems and evacuation plans introduced after the catastrophic 2004 Asian tsunami, experts said on April 12. In the tense hours that an I
    
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Residents surveying damage from two powerful earthquakes that reignited memories of the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami said Thursday they could hardly believe their luck.

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