Topic: James Austin Jr.

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

July 8, 2010

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. This could help solve what was a lingering mystery for earthquake researchers.

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