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Study Reveals Complex Rupture Process in Surprising 2012 Sumatra Quake


September 26, 2012

diagram of complex network of faults that ruptured The massive earthquake that struck under the Indian Ocean southwest of Sumatra on April 11, 2012, came as a surprise to seismologists and left them scrambling to figure out exactly what had happened. Analysis of the seismic waves generated during the event has now revealed a complicated faulting process unlike anything seen before. Full Story

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