Quake Kills Thousands in Asia One of the largest earthquakes in recent memory hit Southeast Asia Sunday morning, setting off tsunamis that killed thousands. Measured at 8.9, it is the strongest earthquake since a 9.2 quake hit Alaska in 1964. Hear NPR's Sheilah Kast and NPR's Michael Sullivan.
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Waves from Powerful Quake Kill Thousands in Asia

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Waves from Powerful Quake Kill Thousands in Asia

Waves from Powerful Quake Kill Thousands in Asia

Waves from Powerful Quake Kill Thousands in Asia

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One of the largest earthquakes in recent memory hit Southeast Asia Sunday morning, setting off tsunamis that killed thousands. Measured at 8.9, it is the strongest earthquake since a 9.2 quake hit Alaska in 1964. Hear NPR's Sheilah Kast and NPR's Michael Sullivan.

A tsunami drowned thousands in Sri Lanka, left. People were also forced to higher ground in India, Indonesia and the Thai island of Phuket. Reuters hide caption

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