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Stiff Sediments Made 2004 Sumatra Earthquake Deadliest in History

June 23, 2011

image of a typical subduction zone An international team of geoscientists has discovered an unusual geological formation that helps explain how an undersea earthquake off the coast of Sumatra in December 2004 spawned the deadliest tsunami in recorded history. Full Story

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