Indonesia Quake: National Response to disaster underway
Department of Social Affairs (DepSos) in Indonesia has stated that it is sending search and rescue team along with medical teams to Bengkulu. Depsos is attempting to acquire more accurate information on the impact of the earthquake. The Governor of Bengkulu reports that the earthquake response system in Bengkulu province was activated immediately after the earthquake and is operating well.
An additional note via sms has just come in via a citizen blogger at Detik.com regarding a tsunami alert which was reported as an aftershock by Metro TV (via Jakarta Post)where the recent earthquake of 6.6 RS (5.9 RS USGS) in 33km underground off the south west coast of Sumatra has triggered a Tsunami alert. However, no tsunami has been reported.
Source: Detik.com / Menko Kesra