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Tsunami Alert After Earthquake

A 7.6-magnitude earthquake near the Andaman Islands east of India has prompted officials to issue a tsunami alert across the Indian Ocean on Tuesday. The watch covers India, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, and Bangladesh, CNN reports. If a tsunami forms, it would hit India within three hours of when the quake struck, about 4 p.m. EST. A 6.4-magnitude quake struck off the coast of Japan only 12 minutes after the Indian quake, but Japanese officials said if a wave forms, it would be less than two feet tall.