December Indian Ocean Quake Was Larger Than Thought Research appearing in the journal Nature says the Indian Ocean earthquake that caused the devastating December tsunami was more intense than first thought, making it the second-largest quake in recorded history.
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December Indian Ocean Quake Was Larger Than Thought

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December Indian Ocean Quake Was Larger Than Thought

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Research appearing in the journal Nature says the Indian Ocean earthquake that caused the devastating December tsunami was more intense than first thought, making it the second-largest quake in recorded history.

An overhead view of southwestern coast of Sri Lanka, four hours after the Dec. 26 Indian Ocean earthquake. Reuters/DigitalGlobe hide caption

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An overhead view of southwestern coast of Sri Lanka, four hours after the Dec. 26 Indian Ocean earthquake.

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