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December Indian Ocean Quake Was Larger Than Thought

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December Indian Ocean Quake Was Larger Than Thought

Indian Ocean Tsunami 2004-05

December Indian Ocean Quake Was Larger Than Thought

December Indian Ocean Quake Was Larger Than Thought

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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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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.