Indonesia quake a record, risks for Aceh grow




 
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Indonesia quake a record, risks for Aceh grow
 
April 13th, 2012  
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Indonesia quake a record, risks for Aceh grow
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The powerful undersea earthquake off the Indonesian island of Sumatra this week was a once in 2,000 years event, and although it resulted in only a few deaths, it increases the risks of a killer quake in the region, a leading seismologist said. Wednesday's 8.6 magnitude quake and a powerful aftershock were "strike-slip" quakes and the largest of that type recorded, Kerry Sieh, director of the Earth Observatory of Singapore, told Reuters. "It's a really an exceptionally large and rare event," he said. ...




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