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Britain - Apr 11, 2012 - 14:10

Last modified: 11 Apr 2012 11:10

Speaking to the AFP news agency by telephone, British Geological Survey Seismologist, Susanne Sargeant, said the risk of a tsunami being generated by the earthquake off Sumatra on Wednesday is low.

We've had two blocks rubbing together, it's called a strike-slip earthquake ... That means there hasn't been any displacement of the sea floor.

Although an earthquake of this magnitude has the potential to cause a large tsunami, the fact that we haven't seen any drop of the sea floor, which is what generates the wave, it looks like the possibility of a tsunami being generated is low".