Bengkulu (ANTARA News) - Local people in coastal area in Bengkulu city started evacuating themselves amid the tsunami warning released by the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) here on Wednesday.

The tsunami warning was released shortly after an 8.9 Richter scale of earthquake hit Simeulue district, Aceh province, at 03.38 pm.

"I bring my children to evacuate to safer place," Ujang, a local people, said, adding that people have started evacuating themselves soon after the tsunami warning was released. (A051)

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