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Sumatra Earthquake Causes Deaths, Injuries

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Tuesday. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake occurred in the Aceh reagion at the northern end of the island, around 34 miles from the city of Bireun. The quake occurred at an estimated depth of 6.2 miles and was followed by two aftershock quakes later this morning, …

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Indonesia Quake Goes Into Record Books

The 8.6-magnitude quake that struck Indonesia yesterday will go in the books as the 11th largest since 1900, and is presumed to be the largest of its type ever. Scientists believe the event was what is known as a strike-slip, which is when rocks slide together horizontally, although they aren’t known for creating earthquakes this large. A famous example of …

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