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Geoscientists Find Clues to Why First Sumatran Earthquake Was Deadlier Than Second


July 8, 2010

illustration of earthquakes off Sumatra An international team of geoscientists has uncovered geological differences between two segments of an earthquake fault that may explain why the 2004 Sumatra Boxing Day Tsunami was so much more devastating than a second earthquake-generated tsunami three months later. Full Story

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University of Texas at Austin

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