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8.2 earthquake hits Indonesia near Sumatra

by Angeline Booher / March 28, 2005 1:05 AM PST
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(NT) (NT) Should be graphics/data at www.iris.edu
by drpruner / March 28, 2005 1:07 AM PST
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CNN.com has the story
by Josh K / March 28, 2005 2:01 AM PST

8.2 is one mother of an aftershock. Hopefully evacuations are under way, just in case.

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Tsunami warning issued -- evacuations ordered
by Josh K / March 28, 2005 2:38 AM PST
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Maybe they could sue us
by Jerry562 / March 28, 2005 3:53 AM PST

for not taking responsibility for their weather service and handle both law suits at the same time.

Ask me how much I want to send to them in relief.

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'Perhaps dozens' killed by quake; no tsunami yet (LINK)
by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / March 28, 2005 3:59 AM PST
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Death toll now over 300
by Josh K / March 28, 2005 10:12 PM PST

A geologist was explaining why a tsunami may not have occurred this time (though a small one was detected heading out to sea). The December quake was a 9.0, meaning it was three times as strong as yesterday's quake. The plate shift was northwest last time (towards nearby land), while this time it was southeast. He also said that the sea depth and composition of the sea bed may also be slightly different at the epicenter of yesterday's quake.

So many factors to consider; I'm just glad we didn't have a repeat of December 26.

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Strength now said to be 8.7 one of the 8 strongest earthqua
by Ziks511 / March 29, 2005 2:36 PM PST

earthquakes recorded.

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Great program about Krakatoa on PBS last night
by Josh K / March 29, 2005 10:41 PM PST

The volcano (or should I say, what's left of it) sits between Sumatra and Java, maybe a few hundred miles from the epicenters of the recent earthquakes.

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(NT) (NT) Is that east or west of Java?
by Dan McC / March 30, 2005 1:21 AM PST
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It was west before the eruption
by Josh K / March 30, 2005 1:55 AM PST

In the years afterwards it was west, east, north, south, up, down, pretty much everywhere.

There really was a ship in the area to witness the eruption though. They got that part right!

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