NEW DELHI India withdrew a national tsunami alert issued after huge earthquakes struck off Indonesia on Wednesday, the Indian tsunami warning centre said.
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"Thankfully, the danger has passed," a scientist at the centre told Reuters.
Disaster officials had earlier warned waves as high as 3.9 meters could hit parts of India's Andoman and Nicobar islands. A few thousand people were evacuated from the more vulnerable islands, a police official said.
(Reporting By Frank Jack Daniel; Editing by Kim Coghill)
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