January 10, 2012 3:58 PM EST
Indonesia lifted a tsunami warning Tuesday night in the wake of a 7.3-magnitude earthquake that struck just west of the cost of northern Sumatra.
The country’s meteorological and geophysics agency – which typically warns of tsunamis for any earthquakes of at least 7 magnitude, stated that it detected no waves.
* 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Off Indonesia, Prompts Tsunami Warning
Reuters reported that the warnings had sent panicked residents out of their houses, perhaps remembering the monster tsunami from December 2004 which was created by a 9.1-magnitude quake in the same general area and eventually killed more than 230,000 people (half of them in the Banda Aceh region of Sumatra).