Work at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) was not affected in the wake of massive earthquake in Indonesia triggering fears of a tsunami though the plant is “generally on alert,” a top official said on Wednesday.

“We received the alert from Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services in Hyderabad and we are generally on alert. But our work is continuing,” M. Kasinath Balaji, Site Director, Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, told PTI.

He said the walls of KNPP are 7.5 metre-high and the plant itself is situated on a raised platform.

Work at the plant started recently after several months of protests by anti-nuclear activists stalling the commissioning of its first unit.