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Indonesia Quake: Gauging Impact and Danger

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Indonesia Quake: Gauging Impact and Danger

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Indonesia Quake: Gauging Impact and Danger

Indonesia Quake: Gauging Impact and Danger

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The 8.2-magnitude earthquake that struck off the coast of Sumatra late Monday set off alarms and warnings of a possible tsunami in surrounding areas. We discuss the geology at work in measuring earthquakes and predicting the risk of a tsunami.

Guest:

Christopher Joyce, NPR science correspondent