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Stiff Sediments Made 2004 Sumatra Earthquake Deadliest in History

Stiff Sediments Made 2004 Sumatra Earthquake Deadliest in History

An international team of geoscientists has discovered an unusual geological formation that helps explain how an undersea earthquake off the coast of Sumatra in December 2004 spawned the deadliest tsunami in recorded history.

Geoscientists Find Clues to Why First Sumatran Earthquake Was Deadlier Than Second

Geoscientists Find Clues to Why First Sumatran Earthquake Was Deadlier Than Second

An international team of geoscientists has uncovered geological differences between two segments of an earthquake fault that may explain why the 2004 Sumatra Boxing Day Tsunami was so much more devastating than a second earthquake generated tsunami three months later. This could help solve what was a lingering mystery for earthquake researchers.